Brunt happy with Hawthorns life

The Northern Ireland international enjoyed a good season at The

Hawthorns, establishing himself as the club’s new captain in their

first season back in the Premier League, and helping them to

safety. Roy Hodgson, who gave Brunt the armband after moving to the

Baggies, is determined to keep hold of key men such as Brunt and

striker Peter Odemwingie, but may face a challenge to retain their

services. Liverpool’s director of football Damien Comolli, who

arrived at Anfield when Hodgson departed the Reds in January, is

reportedly a big admirer of the 26-year-old, who is rated at around

£8million by his club. Brunt, however, is adamant that he is

settled at the Baggies, and focused on the task at hand with two

years remaining on his Albion contract. “I’ve got a contract here,

so until someone tells me otherwise I’ll be playing here,” he told

the Sunday Mercury. “I’ve enjoyed the season and I’ll just keep my

head down and see where it goes from there. “I enjoy playing for

West Brom and I think I’ve got a decent relationship with the

supporters. “I’ve been here for a while now and I know the ins and

the outs of the club.”