Friday 30 September 2016

McAuley commits to Baggies

Published 15/06/2015 | 17:16

Gareth McAuley has agreed to stay at West Brom for another year
Gareth McAuley has agreed to stay at West Brom for another year

Gareth McAuley has signed a new one-year contract with West Brom.

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The 35-year-old defender's previous deal was set to expire at the end of the month, but he has committed his future to the Baggies for another season.

The Northern Ireland international had been linked with Leicester, but Albion boss Tony Pulis has convinced him to stay at The Hawthorns.

McAuley made 31 appearances last season as the Baggies finished 13th in the Barclays Premier League after Pulis replaced Alan Irvine in January.

He joined from Ipswich in 2011 and has played 138 games for Albion, scoring nine times.

McAuley also played in Northern Ireland's 0-0 Euro 2016 draw with Romania on Saturday.

McAuley told the club's official Youtube channel: "Hopefully we can produce something good next season, hopefully more consistent than we have been over the last couple, aim high, aim for a better points tally than we've had previously or at least a top-half finish."

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