McAuley, Olsson extend West Brom deals

West Bromwich Albion have confirmed contract renewals for defensive duo Gareth McAuley and Jonas Olsson until June 2017.

Both defenders' current contracts were set to expire at the end of the season. McAuley, who joined Albion from Ipswich in 2011, is happy to spend one more year at The Harthorns Stadium.

"It's great for both Jonas and I. When you're settled somewhere and you enjoy it, and you enjoy the football and the people you work with, it's an easy decision to make," McAuley told the club's official website.

"The time Jonas has been here has been fantastic and I've really enjoyed the time I've had with him and with the club.

"Speaking to the club and the plans they have moving forward, hopefully we can step on. Since I've been here it's always been about progression, we staggered a little bit for a couple of years, but I think this season we've progressed again and hopefully with a few additions we can establish ourselves as a top-10 club."

Olsson was equally delighted to continue his Baggies career under coach Tony Pulis, as they look set to retain their Premier League status after reaching the 40-point mark this season.

"It's good to be part of the squad for another year, it makes it nine for me and six for Gareth," the former NEC man stated.

"It's nice to be part of this club and I'm happy to play with Gareth for another year. When you make decisions about your future, there's certain things you weigh up and, for me, it really has been about being part of this group for another year.

"Both of us have been here a long time but I think we can agree that the dressing room we have now really is something special. I'm really happy and proud to be part of this team and this league for another season."

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