Tuesday 21 November 2017

Steven Reid fighting for his West Brom future

West Brom's Steven Reid
West Brom's Steven Reid
Cormac Byrne

Cormac Byrne

FORMER Republic of Ireland international Steven Reid admits that he is playing for West Brom future between now and the end of the season.

The right-back has revealed the option to trigger the second year of the two-year deal he signed last April is likely to be at the club’s discretion in the summer.

Reid’s recent return to Steve Clarke’s side after his leg break against Arsenal last year helped bring back-to-back wins over Liverpool and Sunderland after a winless six-game league run before defeat to Chelsea on Saturday and he hopes his fine from continues.

“We’ve got players with points to prove and players whose futures are uncertain in the summer," the 31 year old told the club website.

“So everyone is playing for their own futures as well as for the club.

“My deal is games related and I’m hoping it will just roll on into next season but I’ve still got plenty to play for.

“It is the club’s option in the summer so we will wait and see.

“I want to carry on playing in the Premier League.

“A lot of the season has been hampered with a couple of injuries but I just want to keep playing from now until the end of the season.

“I have played a couple of games now and I want to continue.”

“It is no time to switch off.

“In fact it’s probably the time to prove yourself, and for the players whose future is in doubt it’s a chance to put themselves forward.

“There are a few in that position, so it’s about personal pride for the lads to want to kick on and have a good season and the ones who are maybe coming to the end of their contracts - it’s an important time.”

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