Brunt glad West Brom won’t be in Europa League

Chris Brunt West Bromwich Albion CaptainWest Brom captain Chris Brunt believes that the club can no longer qualify for the Europa League, and he is happy about it.

The Baggies are currently eighth in the Premier League after a solid season, but are six points adrift of Arsenal, who occupy fifth spot.

Brunt believes that it is unlikely that the Midlanders will be able to bridge the gap, and that missing out on continental football will prove to be a blessing in disguise:

“People have been talking about Europe but it’s probably a step too far now. For a club of our size it would probably be a bit of a stretch on resources.” He is quoted by The Mirror.

“If it happened it would be great, but it would be tough – we’ve seen how it affected Newcastle this season.

“It’s difficult because there are a lot of games to be played and we don’t have the biggest squad.”

However, the Northern Irish international feels that West Brom have the potential to make it into the Europa League in the future:

“It would be a difficult task, but there’s no reason why we couldn’t get there in future if we keep doing what we’re doing.”

Brunt has not had the best of seasons on a personal note, notching just two gaols in 26 appearances.

At one stage he was taunted by some sections of the Baggies’ support, who were frustrated by his level of displays.

But, his form has improved of late and has maintained his status as one of the club’s star names.

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