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Tony Pulis ponders Albion future

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Albion boss Tony Pulis is contemplating his future at the club amid growing criticism among the fans.

His stock with Albion supporters sunk to an all-time low on Saturday as the Baggies were dumped out of the FA Cup by Championship side Reading.

Accepting the criticism, the head coach plans to meet chairman Jeremy Peace in the summer to talk about his future at The Hawthorns.

Pulis told the BBC: "Let's get through the season, let's sit down and see where we go from there. The most important thing is to try and keep the club up in the Premier League.

"I'll sit down with Jeremy (Peace, owner) and we'll take it from there."

Chris Brunt was hit in the face by a coin thrown by one of his own fans after the final whistle, leaving a cut an inch below his left eye.

Straight after the game he was also contemplating his future at the club, saying in the heat of the moment: "I don't know, I still have a year left on my contract.

"I will take stock over the weekend and have a think about it and see what comes of it."

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But the Express & Star understands that the former club captain with more than 300 appearances for the club is not thinking of leaving the Baggies.

'Disgusted' and 'ashamed' by the incident, Brunt said: "I don't really see how that was any different to whacking someone in the street.

"He was probably lucky the police were there otherwise he might have got collared by me if I had known who he was."

"My wife and kids were going to come to the game but I am glad they didn't because if my kids had witnessed that, I would have been gutted."

Thames Valley Police are treating the incident as assault and are working with Albion and Reading to find the culprit.

The club condemned the coin throw in an official statement, adding: "The incident should not be allowed to blacken the good name of West Bromwich Albion and its loyal supporters."

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