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STEVEN REID
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UPDATED 07:05 17th July 2012

STEVEN Reid put pen to paper on a new one-year Albion deal in June 2013, ahead of his 11th successive Barclays Premier League season.

Following a loan spell when he helped the Baggies clinch promotion to the top flight at the end of the previous season, he officially moved to The Hawthorns on a Bosman transfer from Blackburn on July 1, 2010.

Reid suffered an injury-interrupted 2012/13 campaign due to a hamstring tear against Everton in September and a fractured fibula at Arsenal in December, having made 22 Premier League appearances the season before.

He further displayed his commitment to the Baggies in July 2010 when he retired from international football after earning 23 caps for the Republic of Ireland.

Since claiming the right-back spot from Gonzalo Jara Reyes – under Roy Hodgson – in the final third of the 2010/11 campaign his vast experience has been invaluable in helping the club grow in the top flight.

Reid made his debut for first club Millwall at the tender age of 17 and represented England at junior level before opting to play full international football for Ireland, for whom he starred at the 2002 World Cup.

He moved to Ewood Park in 2003 and underlined both his athleticism and flexibility by operating in several positions for Rovers.

But it was from a central midfield berth that he won Blackburn's goal-of-the-season award in 2005/06 thanks to his thunderbolt at Wigan.

Injuries limited Reid to 44 appearances in the four seasons prior to joining the Baggies.

LAST UPDATED JUNE 27, 2013

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