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Field pens new-and-improved deal

ALBION midfielder Sam Field has signed a new-and-improved contract at The Hawthorns.

The 20-year-old Academy graduate, a lifelong Baggies supporter, has penned a new deal which includes a performance-related extension of his Hawthorns terms until 2022.

Field has been with Albion since the age of eight and, having progressed through the ranks, made his first-team debut in May 2016.

He has racked up 22 first-team appearances for his boyhood club, scoring once against Newcastle United last season, and has gone on to represent England at Under-21 level.

After putting pen to paper, Field said: "It's nice for it to be sorted and I can just concentrate on the future, which I'm really looking forward to.

"Any time the club offers you a new contract, it's brilliant. It's always been an ambition of mine to play at The Hawthorns week in, week out and that's my aim next season.

"I'm just delighted the club have offered me a new deal and I'm grateful for that."

Sam becomes the fifth Baggies youngster to have penned fresh terms this summer, following Jonathan Leko, Jack Fitzwater, Dara O'Shea and Max Melbourne, as the Club cements the futures of some of its rising young stars.

He is determined to make a big impression in the forthcoming 2018/19 campaign, working hard at Albion's Palm Training Ground throughout the summer to ensure he returned in top shape for pre-season.

And it is testament to that work and eagerness to impress which, on the back of the club's pre-season training trip to Portugal, has resulted in Sam missing the current camp in Scotland due to a slight injury niggle.

"I never thought I'd say this but I might have done too much, which is what they're saying," he added.

"It's just about being a bit cleverer now and recognising I need to calm down a little bit.

"Keep working hard obviously, but rest and recovery are very important when you're a footballer.

"I just want to improve every day, if I had to do it again then I would - I'd rather do too much than too little."

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