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Chris Brunt earns West Brom extension

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Brunt to stay at West Brom until June 2018

West Bromwich Albion have confirmed that Chris Brunt has triggered a clause in his contract which would see him remain at the Hawthorns until 2018.

The 32-year-old has managed to appear for the stipulated number of games attached to his previous contract (2014), and this has earned him the extension.

Brunt joined the West Midlands side from Sheffield Wednesday back in the summer of 2007 and has since managed to net 45 goals in more than 300 appearances for the side.

"Chris has been a stalwart of this football club for a long time and he is a valued and popular member of the squad," manager Tony Pulis was quoted as saying on the club's official website.

"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."

Brunt's new deal will see him celebrate a decade with the Premier League regulars and there could be a joint charity testimonial for him alongside James Morrison at the end of the campaign.

The Northern Ireland international has featured in 17 of West Brom's 24 outings this season, and he remains key if they are to achieve a European qualification spot for next term.

West Bromwich Albion are currently placed eighth in the standings with 36 points, some 10 adrift of the last automatic European spot occupied by Liverpool.