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The Republic of Ireland international is not worried about the rumours linking him with a move away from the Baggies and stressed that he was concentrating on playing football

West Bromich Albion striker Shane Long is not concerned with rumours linking him with a move away from the Hawthorns and says that he is more concerned with concentrating on playing.

The 25-year-old Republic of Ireland international is the Baggies' leading goalscorer this season, with seven goals to his name and his form has led to speculation that he may leave the club during the January transfer window.

However, Long dismissed the speculation and said that he was currently enjoying his football, stressing that he would 'let the rumours take care of themselves' and focus instead on continuing to play well for his club.

"I'm just concentrating on my football, I'm enjoying playing up front, I love my job," Long told the Irish Independent. "It's very enjoyable at the moment and I'll let the rumours take care of themselves."

Long joined West Brom from Reading in 2011 for a fee of £6 million and his goals this season have helped to propel Steve Clarke's side into sixth position in the English Premier League.

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