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West Brom veteran Chris Brunt weighs up Northern Ireland future

West Brom veteran Chris Brunt is weighing up his international future with Northern Ireland.

The 33-year-old missed Northern Ireland's European Championship campaign in 2016 through a cruel knee injury.

He returned to help Michael O'Neill's side reach the World Cup play-offs but they were beaten over two legs by Switzerland.

“Missing out on the Euros was gutting," he told the BBC. “But I knew I was going to miss it so it was a little bit easier to take in that sense. From the moment the injury happened, it was never happening.

“Missing out on the World Cup this year hit me a lot harder than I was expecting.

“Playing international football was – for a long time - difficult for me personally but the last couple of years have been great, I've enjoyed every minute I've played for Northern Ireland.

“Michael's done a fantastic job. I'll have to think about (my future) over the next few weeks before the international break.

“I'll definitely speak to him about it. I'm not making any great decisions just yet."

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