New Baggies deal for Thomas


West Brom winger Jerome Thomas has thanked the club for offering him a one-year extension to his current contract, which will keep him at The Hawthorns for the next two seasons.

The 27-year-old joined Albion last summer and played a key role in the club's promotion from the Championship, scoring eight goals in 29 appearances for Roberto di Matteo's team.

The former Charlton Athletic star, who moved to The Hawthorns as a Bosman signing following an injury-hit season with Portsmouth, told the Baggies official website:"I'm really happy. I had a good season last year and I've been rewarded for that.

"When I injured my back and missed a season at Portsmouth it was a reality check on how quickly it can all go. So, I worked extra hard last season, doing all my extra work and it paid off.

"I feel I put a lot of good performances in last season and the club know my injury isn't an issue now.

"I've come back in early for pre-season training to do my strengthening work and I feel good. My job is to set up goals and score goals. If I'm not doing that I'm not doing my job.

"I think I was consistently a threat last season and I'm glad the club have recognised that and rewarded me with a new deal."

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