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Pulis delighted as Northern Ireland star Chris Brunt commits future to the Baggies

By Robert Jones

Long-serving West Brom ace Chris Brunt has signed a new contract with the club. Northern Ireland international Brunt, who joined the Baggies from Sheffield Wednesday in 2007, has put pen to paper on a deal to keep him at The Hawthorns until the summer of 2018.

The 32-year-old's stay could be extended beyond that for another 12 months should he trigger a clause relating to appearances.

The deal will see Brunt, along with team-mate James Morrison, become the first players to spend a decade at West Brom since Daryl Burgess (1987-2001).

Baggies head coach Tony Pulis said: "Chris has been a stalwart of this club for a long time and he is a valued and popular member of the squad. It's great that he has extended his contract. His form has been terrific since returning to the team."

Brunt suffered a knee injury last season which ruled him out of Northern Ireland's European Championship squad. He has made 331 appearances for West Brom, scoring 45 goals, and he is their only player since Neil Clement, who retired in 2010, to have made over 300 appearances.

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