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West Brom ace in limbo

West Brom Striker Shane LongWest Brom striker Shane Long has admitted that his future at the club is far from clear.

The Republic of Ireland international is currently in the final year of his contract at the Hawthorns and faces a real battle for regular first-team action following the summer arrivals of Nicolas Anelka, Matej Vydra and Victor Anichebe.

Long was almost sold to newly promoted Hull on deadline day, but the Baggies opted to pull the plug on a potential deal late on.

Although he says that he is happy to remain a West Brom player, the 26-year-old confessed that his future is unclear.

“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,” Long told The Metro.

“It’s still all up in the air. Nothing is concrete at the moment. 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.

“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 and I am just concentrating on my football and hoping the rest takes care of itself.”

Long’s woes have come as a bit of a surprise, with the forward having been a key man for West Brom since his 2011 arrival from Reading.

His impressive form last term even led to rumours of interest from Liverpool.

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