Brunt happy at Baggies
West Brom midfielder Chris Brunt is enjoying life at the club despite links with Liverpool and Everton.
Last Updated: 05/06/11 5:34pm
West Brom midfielder Chris Brunt is enjoying life at the club despite links with Merseyside duo Liverpool and Everton.
The Northern Ireland international enjoyed a good season at the Hawthorns, establishing himself as the club's new captain in their first season back in the Premier League, and helping them to safety.
Manager Roy Hodgson, who gave Brunt the armband after moving to the Baggies, is determined to keep hold of key men such as Brunt and striker Peter Odemwingie, but may face a challenge to retain their services.
Liverpool's director of football Damien Comolli, who arrived at Anfield when Hodgson departed the Reds in January, is reportedly a big admirer of the 26-year-old, who is rated at around £8million by his club.
However, Brunt, who has also been linked with Aston Villa, was adamant that he is settled at the Baggies, and focused on the task at hand with two years remaining on his contract.
"I've got a contract here, so until someone tells me otherwise I'll be playing here," he told the Sunday Mercury.
"I've enjoyed the season and I'll just keep my head down and see where it goes from there.
"I enjoy playing for West Brom and I think I've got a decent relationship with the supporters.
"I've been here for a while now and I know the ins and the outs of the club."