Gareth McAuley determined to continue playing for West Brom

Published on: 19 June 2017

Gareth McAuley is eager to carry on playing for West Brom.

The 37-year-old aggravated a thigh injury in action for Northern Ireland this month, and is expected to miss part of pre-season.

But Albion's medical team are confident he'll return in time for the season-opener against Bournemouth in August.

“I want to get myself sorted," he told the Express & Star. “Get into pre-season and try and get my place in the team next year, that's my focus.

“I still want to play as much football as possible because it's one of the best things you can do.

“I'm sure the lads (that come in) will add depth and quality wherever they can.

“It's our job to turn up and fight for a place in the team."