West Brom captain denies contract talks
Chris Brunt has dismissed speculation that he is talking about a new contract with West Brom.
The Baggies skipper claims that he does not know where quotes came from that appeared in the newspapers on Sunday saying that discussions between him and the club were happening.
He said to The Birmingham Mail: “There are no talks going on. I’ve barely played any football so I’m training to try to get fit to get back into the first team. If that comes it comes, if it doesn’t it doesn’t but I still have to do my job by playing football and earning that. I still have two and a half years with the option year. It looks like I’m begging for a contract. I’m not sure where they (the quotes) came from. It’s a strange one.”
The captain is also hoping to make it into Monday night’s team to play Southampton.
He said: “Southampton is a target. Hopefully nothing will go wrong during this week and I’ll be fit enough. It’s up to the gaffer but it would nice to be involved. A few of us were out there yesterday so we should be back to full strength for the Southampton game. I have a job getting back into the first team because the lads have done very well.”
Steve Clarke is waiting on many players who currently have injuries, including Billy Jones and Jerome Thomas.
Brunt sustained a hamstring injury in the Baggies’ Premier League match with Aston Villa, which ended as a draw, in September.