Tamas must wait on contract

West Brom defender Gabriel Tamas has been told he will have to
wait until the summer to find out if he is to be offered a new deal
by the club.

The 29-year-old Romania international is in the final year of
his contract but Albion have the option of a 12-month extension in
their favour.

The Baggies have already opened contract talks with centre-back
Gareth McAuley and striker Shane Long, and Tamas indicated last
week that he wants to remain at the Hawthorns for the rest of his
career.

However, West Brom head coach Steve Clarke said: “Gabby is one
of a number of players where we will probably look at the situation
at the end of the season.

“For now, there are no talks with Gabby. We have talks ongoing
with one or two players just now – but you can’t talk to everyone
at the same time.

“Gabby will be addressed at the end of the season.”

Pressed on the futures of McAuley and Long, Clarke said: “We are
still talking. Richard Garlick [Albion’s technical director] went
to Ireland to speak to one of Shane’s advisors, but I don’t know
how it went because I haven’t spoken to him.”