Lincoln City’s Alex Palmer has been awarded the Papa John’s Trophy Player of the Round, following a powerful performance within the Imps’ win at Hull City within the Quarter-Finals.
With regular time ending 1-1, the goalkeeper saved three penalties, together with the decisive one in a tense shoot-out on the KCOM Stadium.
The West Brom loanee said: “It’s great. It was clearly a troublesome recreation for us and the extra you go on within the competition the extra you need to do well in it.
“Attending to this stage and then saving a couple of penalties and having a superb recreation as well is just a great feeling.
“We have got such a great, hardworking group. Everybody’s said it and that is the reason for our success on this competition and within the league as well.”
It is Palmer’s second season as a first-choice stopper on loan at an EFL Club, having gained the Golden Glove for Plymouth Argyle in Sky Bet League Two last season.
And the former England Youth international is relishing the expertise.
“It is massive for any player, however for a goalkeeper it is even higher.
“I used to be ready for it and I’ve proved I used to be ok to be a primary at Plymouth and hopefully I am doing it this year as well.
The Imps take on Sunderland for a spot within the Final this Wednesday, and that is an added motivation for Palmer.
“There’s one recreation left earlier than we might get to Wembley and it will be unimaginable to get there.
“We have got to make certain we get that do every thing we will to get there and get that win on Wednesday.”