West Brom: Boaz Myhill signs new two-year deal with Baggies

Boaz Myhill keept a clean sheet in Albion's 1-0 win over Manchester United late on last season at Old Trafford
Boaz Myhill keept a clean sheet in Albion's 1-0 win over Manchester United late on last season at Old Trafford

West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Boaz Myhill has signed a new two-year contract with the Baggies, tying him to The Hawthorns until the summer of 2017.

Wales international Myhill was signed by Roberto di Matteo in June 2010, and has played 55 times in five seasons at the club, most as understudy.

The 32-year-old kept four clean sheets in 11 Premier League games last season, deputising for the injured Ben Foster.

Myhill is likely to start next season as first-choice as Foster is still out.

City first up for the Baggies
Albion start the new season with a home game against last season's Premier League runners-up Manchester City on Monday 10 August.

The 31-year-old England international underwent reconstruction surgery on his anterior cruciate ligament after injuring his knee in the Baggies' 1-0 win over Stoke on 14 March.

It was initially predicted that Foster would miss just four weeks, but exploratory surgery revealed the severity of the damage, putting his expected return date back until October.

Former Aston Villa trainee Myhill, who joined Albion from Hull City in 2010 for £1.5m, signed his last deal in 2013, with the option of a further 12 months.

He spent the 2011-12 season out on loan at neighbours Birmingham City.

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