Rickie Lambert discusses future; refuses to rule out a move away from West Brom

West Brom's Rickie Lambert shoots at goal as Norwich's Ryan Bennett looks on

Rickie Lambert has failed to establish himself at West Bromwich Albion since his move from Liverpool last summer.

West Brom's Rickie Lambert and Darren Fletcher

West Bromwich Albion striker Rickie Lambert has spoken exclusively to Sky Sports News HQ regarding his future with the club and refused to rule out a move away from The Hawthorns. 

The 34-year-old scored only one goal in 19 Premier League outings for the Baggies last season and outlined his priorities ahead of returning to his club for pre-season training.

"Ive got a season remaining with West Brom," he said. "I'll be going to pre-season and I'll see what happens then. My objective is to help West Brom, that's what I want to do, but obviously it didn't happen last year, so I'll have to see what happens when I get back, but the main thought I've got in my head right now is to come back in the best shape possible."

West Brom's Rickie Lambert and Darren Fletcher with flowers in memory of the Hillsborough disaster victims

Since Lambert left Southampton two years ago he has failed to emulate the form that made him such a highly coveted target for numerous Premier League clubs while he was on the South Coast.

At the age he is now, he probably has one more good contract left in his career, and he refused to rule out the possibility of leaving the Midlands club in order to play more regularly in his twilight years, telling Sky Sports News HQ:

Rickie Lambert for EnglandOnce an England international, Lambert is now struggling for first-team football at West Brom

"Maybe I could move somewhere on loan, like I said, I would love to be able to help West Brom and contribute, but if I'm not, then obviously I will have to make a decision and maybe go somewhere else."

Lambert's goal record is highly impressive, as his tally of 237 goals in a career that has spanned 15 years suggests.

If he does end up moving on from The Hawthorns, he would be the perfect signing for one of the three newly promoted clubs, and would provide them with an instant injection of Premier League experience and proven goal-scoring ability. The outcome will depend heavily on how important West Brom boss Tony Pulis considers Lambert to be to his plans.

West Brom manager Tony Pulis before the gameWest Brom manager Tony Pulis will have a big say in Lambert's future

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