Pulis: ‘Four or five’ in West Brom contract talks

Date published: Wednesday 13th January 2016 9:03

James Morrison: West Brom midfielder out of contract in summer

Tony Pulis says there are “four or five” players discussing West Brom contracts despite James Morrison’s claim that he has not been offered one.

The contracts of Morrison, Gareth McAuley, Stephane Sessegnon, Jonas Olsson and Victor Anichebe all expire at the end of the season.

Morrison claimed he is yet to enter into discussions with the Baggies over a new one after scoring in Saturday’s 2-2 FA Cup draw with Bristol City, but Pulis doubted that.

He said: “I am not so sure that is true. I think there have been discussions.

“I wouldn’t be worried if I was James, I wouldn’t be worried if I was one of the ones who are talking to the club now.”

Albion go to Chelsea on Wednesday and, ahead of the game at Stamford Bridge, Pulis has told his players to stop fearing for their futures.

“I think we have four or five people talking to the club about contracts now at the moment,” he said, with the Baggies three points ahead of Chelsea in the Premier League.

“Again it is one you will have to speak to the club about, but it is not just James. It is an incentive for the club and an incentive for the players.

“For me as a player I never had a worry about trying to sign a long-term contract. I think Harry (Redknapp) gave me my longest contract at Bournemouth.

“Generally I was quite happy to run the contract out and if the club wanted me they would give me another one. If they didn’t I was always confident there would be another club out there.

“I think things have changed and players want stability and security and all that stuff, it has changed so much it is unbelievable.”

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