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Myhill pens new two-year West Brom deal

The 32-year-old set to start the season as the club's first choice. Credit: PA

Boaz Myhill has signed a new two-year contract with West Brom.

The goalkeeper has committed his future to the Baggies until 2017 with the 32-year-old set to start the season as the club's first choice.

He said: "It's great to get my future sorted out. It's never easy being a goalkeeper when you're not in the team but the Premier League is the place you want to be."

Liam Slade signs new deal with Burton Albion

Liam Slade has signed a new one-year deal with Burton Albion.

Bournemouth's Tommy Elphick (left) and Burton Albion's Liam Slade Credit: Chris Ison/EMPICS Sport

After progressing via Burton Albion's youth system, Slade signed a professional contract in July 2013.

In November 2013, Slade joined Redditch United on a one-month loan deal.

He made his debut for Burton Albion in a 3-1 away loss to Bury on 20 September 2014 in League Two.

Slade made seven appearances for the Brewer last season including four victories.

It is fantastic to see Liam rewarded with a new contract. He has worked hard with the first team and has a long way to go in his development and be pushing for a place in the starting 11.

“Liam has a really good two years when he was with the academy and it is always pleasing to see a youth product work his way up to the first team.

“He still has a lot to learn as a young defender and I’m sure he will want to be impressing Jimmy and David over the next season.”

– Mike Whitlow, Head of academy


Half-time score: WBA 1 - 0 Chelsea

West Bromwich Albion lead Chelsea by a goal at half-time. Chelsea are down to 10 men after having Cesc Fàbregas sent off.

WBA starting line-up against Chelsea


Aston Villa fined £200k for not stopping pitch invasion

The pitch invasion on March 7 Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

Aston Villa have been fined £200,000 for not stopping a pitch invasion by fans during their Sixth Round tie against West Bromwich Albion on 7 March.

The club admitted spectator misconduct and was charged for 'failing to ensure that no spectators or unauthorised persons were permitted to encroach onto the pitch area whilst attending the game at Villa Park'

The Football Association says the club was also severely warned about future conduct.

Cerebral Palsy Football World Championships coming to Staffordshire

Footballers from 16 nations across the world will be in Staffordshire next month as England hosts the Cerebral Palsy Football World Championships.

The seven-a-side version of the game was developed for players who have a brain injury or learning difficulties.

It has inspired others to join in a special training session at West Bromwich Albion backed by professionals. Stacey Foster reports.

Head injuries on agenda for FA experts' panel after Jeff Astle case

The FA has asked a number of leading professionals in head injury and concussion to form a new independent panel of experts to advise the organisation and football in England.

Jeff Astle Credit: PA

In recent years there has been an increasing awareness of the possible effects of head injuries and concussion across a number of sports including football, driven by the high-profile case of former West Bromwich Albion and England forward Jeff Astle.

At the weekend, Albion honoured their former centre-forward and celebrated his career at the fixture against Leicester City, playing in the famous all-white kit they wore in the 1968 FA Cup Final win over Everton, when Astle scored the only goal of the game to complete his record of scoring in every round of the Cup.

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