Di Matteo delighted Dorrans penned new West Brom deal

West Bromwich Albion boss Roberto di Matteo is delighted with Graham Dorrans' new five-year contract.

West Bromwich Albion boss Roberto di Matteo is delighted with Graham Dorrans' new five-year contract.

Dorrans has been the subject of three unwelcome and unsuccessful bids from West Ham this summer.

But the club made it clear they had no interest in selling any of their core players and they are now looking forward to seeing the Scotland international pull on a blue-and-white-striped shirt in the top flight in 2010/11.

Head coach Di Matteo told the club's website: "I'm delighted Graham has signed a new long-term contract, which is fully deserved.

"He made excellent progress last season and we're now very hopeful he can make the step up to the Premier League.

"There has been a lot of media speculation about Graham's future but it hasn't affected him one bit.

"Ever since he has reported back for pre-season training, his attitude has been as spot on as it always is and I know for a fact how much he's looking forward to the new season.

"The exciting thing is that Graham knows he still has a lot of work to do and is yet to reach his full potential."

 
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