Report: Chris Brunt closing in on West Brom contract extension

A general view during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea at The Hawthorns on November 18, 2017 in West Bromwich, England.

Chris Brunt will trigger a contract extension clause when he plays two more games for West Bromwich Albion.

Jonjoe Kenny of Everton and Chris Brunt of West Bromwich Albion in action during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Everton at The Hawthorns on December 26, 2017 in...

According to a report from The Telegraph, Chris Brunt is on the verge of earning a 12-month contract extension that will see him remain with West Brom until the end of next season.

Brunt joined the Baggies in 2007, helping the club to two promotions out of the Championship and an eight-year stay in the Premier League - though that looks set to come to an end at the end of this campaign.

West Bromwich Albion midfielder Chris Brunt  in action during the Premier League Asia Trophy match between Leicester City FC and West Bromwich Albion at Hong Kong Stadium on July 19, 2017...

The Telegraph reports that the 33-year-old's deal expires this summer, but he will trigger a clause that will automatically extend his contract by a further year when he plays two more games for the club.

And with The Telegraph adding that he is set to start this weekend against Leicester City and will play a crucial role for the team in the final weeks of the season, it would certainly appear that he will have absolutely no problem activating that clause.

Chris Brunt and Salomon Rondon of West Bromwich Albion react after the defeat in the Premier League match between Watford and West Bromwich Albion at Vicarage Road on March 3, 2018 in...

It has been an extremely disappointing season for the Baggies with relegation looking to be almost as certain as Brunt earning a new deal at The Hawthorns. 

Alan Pardew's men find themselves eight points off safety with nine games left and go into their clash with the Foxes having lost their last six in all competitions, so have absolutely no momentum to call upon.

The Telegraph reports that Brunt had taken Pardew and his teammates to task after the recent defeat to Huddersfield, and that is likely to have endeared the Northern Irishman to supporters further as it appears that he said what they have been talking about for weeks - though his role in Watford's winning goal last weekend probably did his cause no favours. 

But generally, Brunt looks to be the kind of player and presence in the squad that the club will need, if they do get relegated, if they are to ensure that they do what the likes of Aston Villa and Sunderland failed to do in recent years, and that is get promoted at the first attempt next year.

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