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Moore praises departing trio

ALBION today bid farewell to long-serving trio Gareth McAuley, Claudio Yacob and Boaz Myhill.

Fans’ favourite Gareth McAuley amassed 227 appearances during a seven-year stay at The Hawthorns, scoring 17 goals. 

Midfielder Claudio Yacob, who joined the club in 2012, represented the Baggies on 175 occasions, netting twice. 

And goalkeeper Boaz Myhill - the longest-serving of the trio - made 82 outings following his 2010 move to Albion.

The three players, whose contracts expire at the end of June, have a combined 21 years’ service at Albion and Head Coach Darren Moore has praised them for their contributions to the Club.

“I would like to personally thank all three players for their loyal service to this football club and I wish them well in their respective futures,” said Darren.

“They have been absolute stalwarts of this club and they should all be proud of their time here. 

“It was a very difficult decision not to offer each of them a new contract and I did not take that decision lightly. 

“It was, however, a decision I felt was in the best interests of the football club.” 

Everyone at West Bromwich Albion wishes Gareth, Claudio and Boaz all the very best in their future playing careers.

James Morrison, who is also out of contract this summer, will return for pre-season training on Monday.

“James has been training tirelessly throughout the summer and will join the first team next week,” confirmed Moore. 

“He has been frustrated by an Achilles injury for some time now but he is beginning to benefit from the endless hard work he has put in behind the scenes. 

“We will be monitoring him in the coming weeks and we hope his improving fitness will result in game time in our pre-season fixtures.”

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