West Brom captain Brunt: I will not beg for a new deal

The 27-year-old, who has been out of action with a hamstring injury, has only featured twice for Steve Clarke's side and has 18 months left on his current contract
West Brom captain Chris Brunt feels he is ready to return to Premier League action but insists he will not “beg” for a new deal with the club.

The Northern Ireland midfielder is into the last 18 months of his contract, but has been kept on the sidelines with a hamstring injury since the Baggies' derby clash with Aston Villa last month.
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"I still have two-and-a-half years with the option year,” Brunt told The Mirror.

"I have to do my job playing football and earning that. Otherwise it looks like I'm begging for a contract."

The 27-year-old played the opening 60 minutes for the Under-21 side against Reading and has only featured in two games this season for Steve Clarke’s side.

"It's been a pretty stop-start for me this season,” he continued.

"I have a job getting back into the first team because the lads have done very well.

"I've barely played any football so I'm just training to try to get fit to get back into the first team."

The Northern Irishman had previously stated that he would love to sign a new deal witht the club, and that he feels an affinity with the Hawthorns side.