Date: 9th February 2017 at 10:31pm
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Yesterday evening West Bromwich Albion confirmed that long serving Chris Brunt had now penned a contract extension at the club.

The deal sees him contracted up until the summer of 2018 and it will automatically extend by a further 12 months should the Northern Ireland international hit a certain number of appearances that trigger that extension.

Having come back from a long term knee injury last October, the 32 year old has been in fine form starting the last 15 Premier League games and being involved in six goals as we pull up the Premier League table.

Speaking to wba.co.uk as the deal was announced, head coach Tony Pulis said of the deal.

‘Chris has been a stalwart of this football 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 and he has shown great character to return from his injury in the manner he has. His form has been terrific since returning to the team and long may that continue.’

The deal means that Brunt and James Morrison will be the first players to celebrate a decade with the club since Daryl Burgess (1987-2001).

Brunt has 331 appearances for the club in his time with us so far, scoring 45 times since his arrival from Sheffield Wednesday back in 2007 and he’s the only player to clock up 300+ appearances since Neil Clement retired back in 2010.

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