Brunt pleased to debut
New signing Chris Brunt is relieved after making his debut for the Baggies at the weekend.
By Steven Morrison
Last Updated: 05/09/07 4:56pm
New West Brom midfielder Chris Brunt is pleased after finally making his Baggies debut at the weekend.
Brunt, who swapped one Championship side for another by moving from Sheffield Wednesday, came on as a substitute for his bow in their home win over Barnsley.
The Northern Ireland player was suspended at the start of the season and admits he was frustrated by having to wait to make his debut.
"It has been frustrating not being able to play but coming on against Barnsley was a big breakthrough," Brunt told the PFA's website.
"Up until then all I have done is an hour with Northern Ireland against Liechtenstein and one full reserve game."
Leaving the Owls
The 22-year-old spent three years at Hillsborough, making over 100 appearances for the club and has revealed that the security of a four-year contract lured him to West Brom.
"When I was at Wednesday I was offered only either one or two-year deals," he said.
"This contract gives me a bit of security and was a major reason for coming."
He added: "West Brom had also bought some very good players and have been very busy in the market."
Brunt is part of Nigel Worthington's plans for the upcoming Euro 2008 qualifiers against Latvia and Iceland and is looking to receive his 11th cap in Riga on Saturday.
Northern Ireland are currently second in Group F behind Sweden and are ambitiously aiming to beat Spain to a final qualifying place.