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West Brom veteran Chris Brunt chasing new contract

West Brom veteran Chris Brunt is determined to stay at Hawthorns next season.

The long-serving Northern Irishman has made 364 appearances for the Baggies, moving him clear of legendary left-back Derek Statham on 363. His contract is up in the summer, but included in the deal is a one-year extension due to be triggered by appearances towards the end of this season.

"If I ended up going past 400 games that would be great because especially nowadays, with the turnover of players, people tend to move on pretty quickly for various reason, so setting that kind of number of appearances here would feel special," he told Albion News.

“The idea that I'm in the top 25 of all time here, that's a pretty amazing thing. Those milestones are nice but I don't tend to keep on top of that until you keep telling me.

“I came here ten years ago and I wanted to get in the team, I wanted to get promoted, I wanted to play in the Premier League and I wanted to play as many games as possible for the Albion.

“You don't think about records, or milestones in that way, but it's nice to achieve those things.

“What I can't work out is how Tony Brown managed to play twice as many games as I have! It's a frightening achievement, no wonder they built him a statue! Nobody deserves it more after all that."

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