Brunt signs Baggies deal
West Brom have secured the future of Chris Brunt after the winger signed a new three-year contract.
Last Updated: 27/07/10 8:00am
West Bromwich Albion have secured the future of Chris Brunt after the winger signed a new three-year contract at The Hawthorns.
Brunt follows team-mates Graham Dorrans and Youssouf Mulumbu in recently agreeing a new deal with the Premier League new boys.
The Northern Ireland international has scored 26 goals in 122 appearances since his arrival from Sheffield Wednesday in 2007 and was happy to commit to the Baggies.
"I'm delighted to sign this new deal because I feel really settled at the club, just like my family does in the area," Brunt told the club's official website.
"The club's heading in the right direction and this is a nice bonus ahead of what I hope will be a big season both for the team and on a personal level.
"I've won promotion with the club twice now and I want to top that by helping to establish Albion in the Premier League.
"That's the challenge facing the coaching staff and players and if we all pull together I believe we can have a successful season.
"The fans have been great to me during the past three years and I'm sure they'll get right behind us next season when we will need them more than ever."
The deal also includes a year's option in West Brom's favour and manager Roberto Di Matteo believes the 25-year-old's extension is fully deserved.
Di Matteo said: "Brunty fully deserves his new deal as he is an important player for us both on and off the field.
"He was a pillar of our promotion success last season and he has another important role to play this season as we look to establish ourselves in the Premier League."