Gareth McAuley signs new West Brom deal

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West Bromwich Albion have announced on their official website that central defender Gareth McAuley will sign a new one-year contract to begin on July 1 2015.

McAuley's contract had been due to expire this summer, however the club were keen to retain him and have now come to an agreement with the long serving player.

The former Leicester City man signed for the Baggies on a free transfer in 2011, following his release from Ipswich Town, and has been a regular in their defence ever since making 138 appearances for the West Midlands club.

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McAuley was particularly influential for Tony Pulis' side during their five match unbeaten run between April and May 2015, which helped to secure Premier League survival for the club.

West Brom have built an experienced back line based around the partnership of McAuley and former England defender Joleon Lescott, alongside Craid Dawson and Swedish international Jonas Olsson.

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McAuley has been in action for Northern Ireland this weekend against Romania, playing alongside club mate Chris Brunt and former Baggie Chris Baird (recently released), and he has as yet no plans to retire from the international scene as Northern Ireland chase a place in Euro 2016.

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