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The Republic of Ireland international has revealed that his future at the Hawthorns is still 'up in the air' and says that he could leave the club

Shane Long has revealed that he could leave West Bromich Albion, should the striker receive the "right" opportunity.

The 26-year-old was set to join Hull City in a deadline day move during the summer, but the move fell through and Long remained at the Hawthorns.

He has since made five league appearances, including two from the bench, but has admitted that his future is far from certain as his representatives continue negotiations for a new contract with the Baggies.

"It's still all up in the air. Nothing is concrete at the moment," Long told the Express and Star. "There was one offer in March or April and ever since then it's gone quiet, so I am biding my time and seeing what they come back with.

"I will let that take care of itself and try to get minutes on the pitch, score goals and get my way back into the starting XI."

The Republic of Ireland international said that he was "happy" at the club, but conceded that he would be forced to weigh up his options should the right offer arise.

"I don't want to go anywhere but time is running out on my contract and, if an opportunity comes along that is right for me and my family, I will have to take a look at it," he said.

"But as it stands I'm happy where I am, as a family we're happy where we are and I am enjoying life. I like playing for the manager (Steve Clarke) and I am just concentrating on my football and hoping the rest takes care of itself."

Meanwhile, Yeovil Town boss Gary Johnson has defended his decision to leave Paddy Madden out of his side's 0-0 draw at home to Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday, suggesting that the player was unable to give "100 per cent" for the club.

Madden, 23, was the club's top goalscorer as they secured promotion from League One last season, but has failed to hit the net in seven league appearances this term.

"If he was up to it at this moment in time then we'd play him," Johnson told reporters when asked about Madden's absence.

"But I chose the team that was going to give us 100 per cent. If I don't think that they can, then I won't play them."

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