Report: Tony Pulis holds talks with unsettled West Bromwich Albion defender James Chester

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James Chester has gone on record stating his desire to see more first-team opportunities at West Bromwich Albion.

According to the Telegraph, West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis and James Chester held an emergency meeting on Monday to discuss the defender’s future.

Chester publicly announced his desire to break into the Baggies’ team on Monday, as reported by the Birmingham Mail, and warned that he may have to look elsewhere if he is not given more first-team opportunities.

However, after a meeting with Pulis, it seems that the Baggies’ summer signing is set to stay at the Hawthorns, with the club prepared to snub any offers they may receive for him.

"James wants to play and I understand that but he's a very important member of the squad,” Pulis said.

"I've spoken with him and he's absolutely fine. There are no problems and we are looking forward to this weekend's game against Arsenal."

Chester was expected to have a big role to play for West Brom this season, given the amount of money to Baggies spent to recruit him.

However, he has dropped out of favour recently, and he has not played since the start of October.

Chester’s lack of match time has meant that he has only made five appearances to date, and that has been tough to take for a player who was a regular starter at Hull City.

Part of the reason Chester has struggled to make an impact at the Hawthorns can be attributed to him having to play in the unfamiliar position of right-back.

It seems that the he could receive another chance later on in the season, though, and he will be determined to take it and prove that he is capable of performing for the Baggies.

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