Long’s West Brom future in doubt

Shane Long is unsure whether he will remain at West Bromwich Albion with current contract negotiations stalled, Sky Sports has reported.

Long, 25, was close to a move to Hull City on transfer deadline day but the deal fell through at the last minute, and with nine months left on his current contract Long is unsure where his future lies.

I don’t want to go anywhere but time is running out on my contract and if an opportunity comes along that is right for me and my family, I will have to take a look at it,” the Republic of Ireland international said.

But as it stands I’m happy where I am, as a family we’re happy where we are and I am enjoying life. I like playing for the manager (Steve Clarke) and I am just concentrating on my football and hoping the rest takes care of itself,” Long added.

Long has made five appearances for the Baggies this season, but is yet to find the net in the Premier League. Having come close to joining Hull the forward insists he has no regrets after his aborted move away from the Hawthorns.

I am not disappointed that I didn’t go,” Long said. “I’m happy here, the lads are great and I’m enjoying playing football here. But at the same time what Hull were offering was promising and they’re a team on the up. Either way I was coming out a winner.

Long has started just three of West Brom’s eight opening games in the Premier League, and Clarke’s side have only scored seven goals this campaign – one of the lowest scoring teams in the top flight.

The former Reading man scored eight goals in 34 appearances for West Brom last season, similar to the previous campaign, when Long netted eight in 32 matches.

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