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West Brom: Steve Madeley backs David Button to be No.1 next season

West Brom: Steve Madeley backs David Button to be No.1 next season -Championship News

West Brom shot-stopper David Button will likely be the Baggies’ first-choice goalkeeper next season, according to reliable journalist Steve Madeley.

The Lowdown: Button playing second fiddle to Johnstone

Button has had to accept being an understudy to Sam Johnstone this season, being limited to just ten Championship starts in total in 2021/22.

It has been a frustrating period in many ways, with any player always desperate to be a key part of the XI, but things could be about to change for the 33-year-old, having signed a new two-year deal at the Hawthorns.

Johnstone will leave West Brom this summer after his contract expires, at which point Button will become first choice between the sticks.

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The Latest: Madeley reacts to contract news

That is the opinion of Madeley, who took to Twitter on Monday to suggest as much after hearing news of Button’s new deal:

“David Button signs a new two-year contract with Albion. Seems in pole position to start next season as No.1 having done well since coming back into the team recently.”

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The Verdict: Big chance to shine

At 33, Button may have felt that his chance to be No.1 with the Baggies had passed, but this update suggests he could be handed a wonderful opportunity next season.

It remains to be seen if Steve Bruce will delve into the transfer market to sign a goalkeeper he believes is superior, but it feels like he deserves a chance to prove himself.

There will be pressure on Button to perform if he is made first choice, however, and he will have to impress week in, week out – like Johnstone often did – in order to silence any detractors.

In other news, West Brom are keen on signing a ‘cheat code’ this summer. Find out who it is here.


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