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Robson-Kanu extends Hawthorns stay

HAL Robson-Kanu has signed a new and improved contract with Albion which confirms his commitment to The Hawthorns until 2020.

The Baggies have rewarded the 28-year-old striker for his efforts in a debut season for the Club which won the acclaim of supporters and bagged his team vital victories. 

Hal’s stunning match-winner at Southampton was voted 'Goal of the Season' by members of Albion's official supporters' clubs while his vital effort finished off Arsenal in another memorable impact from the Wales international.

During the campaign, Head Coach Tony Pulis highlighted Hal’s professionalism and ability to fulfil a number of different roles on the pitch and that has seen the Club reward him with an improved three-year deal.

“I’m delighted because it’s an opportunity to build on the good work we did last season and now I’m just looking forward to the new one,” said Hal, as he took a breather from this week’s pre-season training in Austria.

“It was an easy decision. I’ve enjoyed my time here playing under Tony Pulis. It was a strong season and I want to build on the good work and contribute to a more successful future.

“As soon as I arrived the fans took to me and that love grew over the course of the season.

“And the lads have been terrific – they are a fantastic bunch of players and you can see there is a real togetherness in the squad.”

Pulis was full of praise for Robson-Kanu’s contribution and equally happy to see his future settled with a deserved reward.

“Hal’s a great lad, hard-working and an honest pro who fits in well with the group,” said the head coach.

“I’m glad that we have been able to tie him down.”

Robson-Kanu will now set his sights on earning more game time, especially as he will launch himself into the new campaign with a full pre-season training stint behind him.

With new signing Jay Rodriguez adding to Albion’s options, Robson-Kanu added: “It’s vital competition. We want to be as competitive as possible and everyone will be pushing each other over the course of the season.

“I think where we finished was great for the club but it’s something we definitely want to build on and progress further as we go forward.”