West Brom Midfielder Craig Gardner Signs New 2-Year Contract With the Baggies

Published on: 11 October 2016

West Bromwich Albion midfielder Craig Gardner has committed his immediate future to the club after signing a new two-year contract that will keep him at the Hawthorns until 2018.

The Baggies also hold an option to further extend that by another 12 months to June 2019.

"It's brilliant for me to extend my contract, especially at a time when the club are bringing in some top players," a delighted Gardner told WBA.co.uk.

"This is a great family club and the lads are brilliant to play with. I just want to keep playing Premier League football alongside some top players that can hopefully help us climb into the top ten."

The former Aston Villa and Birmingham midfielder returned to the west midlands in 2014, joining West Brom from Sunderland after reports of homesickness in the north east.

He missed just seven Premier League games in his first two seasons with the Baggies, but has started only twice in the league so far in 2016/17.

Gardner's existing contract had been due to expire at the end of the campaign.