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West Brom full-back Cech pondering departure

Marek Cech insists he may leave the club if he cannot push into a regular first team position at West Bromwich Albion.

The Slovakian international was kept to just 15 league appearances last season as Nicky Shorey was preferred at left-back for the Baggies.

Cech says that he would like to remain at The Hawthorns but has made it clear that his number one goal is to play football and says he may have to move on to get that.

"I will have to fight for a place in the starting line-up," he told the Birmingham Mail. "We'll see how it all ends, whether I stay or go.

"I would like to stay but everything depends on whether it will be playing regularly. That is important.

"I spoke with the manager after his arrival and he told me he wanted the team to stay up and therefore did not want to interfere too much with the basic set-up or players.

"He chose players who he felt were right and we prospered. That's one of the reasons I wasn't getting chances.

''He had a very short time to save us and yet we kept in the league. Hopefully that will change now and I'll get a chance next season.

"The coaches and club were satisfied with the job I did. I talked about it with the manager and coaches. They want me to stay for at least one year and show a willingness to fight for my place."

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