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Myhill signs new Albion deal

Goalkeeper commits his future to the Baggies

ALBION have today been boosted by the news Boaz Myhill has signed a new contract.

The Wales international has committed his future to the Baggies until June 2016 by penning a two-year deal, plus a further year’s option in the club’s favour.

Myhill has provided strong competition for Ben Foster this season and when called upon to cover for the Albion No.1 - due to his hernia problems - performed well.

During a seven-game league run in November and December he helped secure three successive wins against Wigan, Chelsea and Sunderland, and a goalless draw with West Ham.

Sporting & Technical Director (Designate) Richard Garlick said: “We’ve seen this season it is important to have a good No.2.

“Boaz has definitely contributed to our success and stepped up to the plate when Ben Foster was injured.

“In the Barclays Premier League it is vital you have a No.2 you can trust in but also a No.2 that can push your No.1.

“Everyone at the club has faith in both of them and, with Luke Daniels, we’ve got a good set of three keepers who push each other in training and have a good understanding with each other.

“It is testament to the work Dean Kiely has done that we have such a strong unit where all the keepers are happy to support each other no matter who is playing.”

Myhill has firmly established himself back at The Hawthorns after a successful season-long loan at Blues in the Championship last term.

And the 30-year-old stopper, who joined the club for an undisclosed fee from Hull in August 2010, remains a key part of the Wales squad, with 14 international caps to his name.

In total, Myhill has made 20 appearances for the Baggies.