Boaz Myhill signs new West Brom deal

West Brom goalkeeper Boaz Myhill

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West Brom goalkeeper Boaz Myhill has signed a new two-year contract extension to keep him at the Hawthorns beyond next summer.

The 32-year-old former Wales international stepped into the side following Ben Foster’s season-ending cruciate knee ligament injury which he picked up in March.

Albion decided to take up the one-year option on Myhill’s contract at the end of last season although they have now rewarded him with a new deal.

He told the club’s official website: “It’s great to get my future sorted out.

“It’s never easy being a goalkeeper when you’re not in the team but the Premier League is the place you want to be in. I enjoyed the final few months of the season and tried to do my best during that period.

“Pre-season has been tough but now we are beginning to focus on making sure we are ready for that opening game of the season.”

Myhill played the final nine Premier League games as the Tony Pulis’s Baggies picked up enough points to end the threat of relegation.

West Brom eventually finished in 13th place, nine points about the bottom three, and Pulis will be hoping to carry their momentum on into the new season.

Pulis is also being linked with a swoop for Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey who could be available after the Eagles swooped to sign Alex McCarthy from QPR on Thursday.

The Baggies are 5.50 to win their first game of the new Premier League season against Manchester City at the Hawthorns on Monday, August 10.

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