X

Sunday 08
December

West Bromwich Albion

West Brom tempted to keep Barry

26th June 2019, 17:17 by Tom Hill

West Bromwich Albion are willing to give Gareth Barry a new contract as he tries to prove he is worthy of fresh terms.

The former England international is set to be officially released this week alongside Boaz Myhill and James Morrison.

Barry is still planning to train with the club as he tries to work on his fitness following surgery earlier this year.

The Premier League's record appearance maker has been working at the club's facilities for the last few months and new boss Slaven Bilic has refused to rule out a new contract.

At 38, Barry is still planning to play on for one more year and he is looking to add to his 50 appearances for the Baggies.

Confirming West Brom's plans, technical director Luke Dowling told the Express and Star: "He had an operation at the end of the season, we missed him at certain times.

"We've shown him that care and let him do his rehab. I've seen many situations when a player starts his rehab and the manager thinks 'I'll have a little look at him actually!' That's the situation we're in."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

More West Bromwich Albion

West Bromwich Albion

Bilic proud of Preston scalp

3rd December 2019, 14:14

Slaven Bilic admitted he was "extremely proud" of his West Brom side after they went back to the top of the Championship thanks to Monday's 1-0 win at Preston.

Recent Sport Headlines

Formula 1

Verstappen hopeful of good start to 2020

8th December 2019, 15:46

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen says his title hopes with the team depend on making a good start to 2020.

Formula 1

Webber plays down Bottas' chances

8th December 2019, 15:39

Former Red Bull driver Mark Webber has claimed Valterri Bottas needs to improve his mentality if he is to become a world champion.

Horse Racing

One For Arthur set for National charge

8th December 2019, 15:37

Connections of One For Arthur are confident he will have another crack at the Grand National following an encouraging run on Saturday.

Crystal Palace

Zaha praised for keeping his cool

8th December 2019, 14:38

Roy Hodgson has praised the temperament of Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha after he kept his cool in the goalless draw with Watford.

Golf

Stenson's late charge proves the difference

8th December 2019, 14:04

Henrik Stenson was delighted with his display after winning his first trophy in more than two years at the Hero World Challenge.

Rugby League

Mulhern ready to push on

8th December 2019, 13:20

Hull KR star Robbie Mulhern believes he can take his game to another level in 2020, as long as he enjoys a full pre-season campaign.

Cricket

Nenzani holding hope Smith agrees to Proteas position

8th December 2019, 13:17

Cricket South Africa president Chris Nenzani hopes Graeme Smith next week will be secured as the team's new director of cricket.

Golf

Jones edges Aussie Open victory

8th December 2019, 12:20

Matt Jones managed to hold off what was a late surge from Louis Oosthuizen to win his second Australian Open title in four years.