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West Brom's Reid welcomes competition for places

West Bromwich Albion defender Steven Reid says he is looking forward to the challenge of fighting for his spot in the starting line-up next season.

The 30-year old became a regular at right-back under Roy Hodgson last season and is now excited about having competition for his position from new signing Billy Jones.

"I've spoken to a few lads throughout the summer and they've mentioned what a good player Billy is," he told Express & Star.

"It will be good competition for places and I'm looking forward to the season ahead. I was pleased with the way I finished the season and hopefully I can continue that in pre-season and be a major part of the plans under the gaffer.

"I was a bit disappointed last season that I didn't play more, especially in the run that we had when we weren't getting results.

"Hopefully I can start more league games next season and be a major influence, whether that's at right-back or slotting in for the odd game at central midfield.

"I'd just be delighted to be out there a bit more."

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