Ireland's Steven Reid released by West Brom
Published 16/05/2014 | 18:51
Former Republic of Ireland international Steven Reid has been released by West Bromwich Albion.
The whole-hearted right-back has been a hugely influential figure during his four-year stay at the Hawthorns.
Reid tweeted: "What an honour it's been representing such a great club for 4 years! Thank you to all the fans, players and staff that have made it a successful 4 years in the Premier league! Wish everybody well for the future."
Out-of-contract duo Zoltan Gera and Steven Reid have not been offered new deals while the club have decided not to exercise their one-year option on Liam Ridgewell.
The Baggies have also triggered a break clause in Diego Lugano’s contract and decided against taking up their one-year option on Scott Allan.
Albion’s five loan signings – Scott Sinclair (Manchester City), Morgan Amalfitano (Marseille), Matej Vydra (Udinese), Thievy Bifouma (Espanyol) and Goran Popov (Dynamo Kiev) – have also returned to their parent clubs.
What an honour it's been representing such a great club for 4 years! Thank you to all the fans, players and staff that have made it...— STEVEN REID (@stevenreid12) May 16, 2014
Director of Football Administration, Richard Garlick, said: “Zoltan and Steven have been terrific professionals during their many years with us. They have been a real credit to the football club, both on and off the field.
“We know that Zoltan is looking to find another club while Steven, who is keen to carry on playing but is also doing his coaching badges, is considering his options."
.. a successful 4 years in the Premier league! Wish everybody well for the future #WBA— STEVEN REID (@stevenreid12) May 16, 2014