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James McClean signs new West Brom contract

James McClean has signed a new deal at West Brom which will keep him at the club until 2019.

Despite being benched in recent weeks, the Derry winger has been a key performer for Tony Pulis’ side this season.

The 27 year old has scored twice and provided one assist so far this season, and his work rate and determination make him an important player for the Baggies.

The club announced the deal this morning, and McClean also has the option of adding an extra year to the deal.

Pulis paid tribute to the “scatty” Irish international in a club statement.

“James thoroughly deserves this and has worked hard to achieve it,” he said.

“James’s attitude and commitment to the group is first class and I’m delighted to see that approach rewarded in this way.

“For what we paid, he’s been a terrific signing for us. He’s a good lad. He’s not been in the team lately but his attitude in training and around the place…he’s just a great kid.

“He’s scatty but that’s James, he’s a good lad with it.”

It’s a good end to a good year for McClean, who has established himself as one of Ireland’s most important players in 2016.

He has added goals to his industrious play, and scored the crucial winner against Austria last time out.