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Clarke backs McAuley for deal

West Brom boss Steve Clarke has called for the club to agree terms with Gareth McAuley over a new contract.

Last Updated: 27/04/13 at 11:04 Post Comment

Gareth McAuley: Key performer for West Brom this season

Gareth McAuley: Key performer for West Brom this season

McAuley has been one of the stars of Albion's impressive campaign, forging a strong partnership with Jonas Olsson at the heart of the defence.

But the 33-year-old Northern Ireland international is struggling to agree a new deal at The Hawthorns and Clarke is hopeful that the stalemate soon comes to an end.

"I want him to get the deal he deserves," said Clarke, quoted in The Sun.

"But it's not my department, I leave that to other people.

"I'd like to think that Gareth McAuley will be with Albion next season."

McAuley's current deal runs out in June 2014.

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terling needs to be told though that upon entering the Arsenal squad he will re-enact the final scene from Highlander where he will be thrown around a warehouse by cartoon dragons and then be a mere mortal that will only ever spend three to four weeks a season playing football and the rest on the physio's bed. There can be only one.....player available at The Emirates.

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