Dorrans pens new deal
Graham Dorrans has pledged his future to West Brom by signing a new three-year deal.
By Richard Bailey
Last Updated: 04/01/10 10:31am
Graham Dorrans has moved to quell reports linking him with a move away from West Brom by signing a new three-and-a-half year contract.
The Baggies also have an option of an extra year tied into the deal with manager Roberto Di Matteo stating that the new contract is nothing more than the midfielder's performances this term have deserved.
The Scotland international has forced his way into the West Brom first team this season and his eight goals from midfield, making him the club's joint top scorer, have seen the likes of Birmingham, Aston Villa, Everton and Sunderland stand up and take note.
However as first reported by skysports.com last week Dorrans has pledged his future to the Baggies by penning his second contract extension in seven months.
"I've really enjoyed the season so far and I'm glad it's all sorted now so I can concentrate on playing," Dorrans told the club's official website.
"I came down from Scotland and got my chance here. I've broken into the team and managed to play most of the games this season.
"I now just want to keep playing and hopefully get the club back up."
Meanwhile Di Matteo is hoping his charge can maintain his form throughout the season now that his future has been sorted.
"I'm delighted Graham has further committed his future to the club by signing this new and improved deal," he stated.
"It's fully deserved for the progress he has made this season.
"Graham is still learning but he's taking on board what we're telling him and we're now looking for him to remain consistent for the rest of the season."