Dorrans signs Baggies deal
West Brom midfielder Graham Dorrans has been rewarded with an improved contract which will run until 2015.
Last Updated: 19/07/10 4:50pm
West Bromwich Albion midfielder Graham Dorrans has been rewarded with an improved contract to stay at The Hawthorns until 2015.
Dorrans only signed a new deal with the Premier League new boys back in January, but has secured fresh terms after attracting interest from West Ham.
The Baggies have rejected three bids for the Scotland international and have now handed Dorrans a four-year deal, with the option of a further 12 months in the club's favour.
The 23-year-old was a key figure in West Brom winning promotion to the top flight last season and manager Roberto Di Matteo believes Dorrans merits his new deal.
"I'm delighted Graham has signed a new long-term contract, which is fully deserved," Di Matteo told the club's official website.
"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."
Sporting technical director Dan Ashworth added: "We only rewarded Graham with a new contract in January, which tied him to the club until June 2014.
"But his form got even better during the last few months of the season and we have recognised this by offering him an improved and extended deal."