Sam Field signs new four-year contract at West Brom
Albion midfielder Sam Field is targeting regular first-team football next season after signing a new four-year contract with the Baggies.
The 20-year-old Albion fan, who has been at the club since he was eight, has penned a new and improved deal which includes an extension based on performance that could see him stay until the summer of 2022.
Field has already made 22 appearances for the Baggies following his debut in May 2016, and was unfortunate not to play more often last season, when he featured 12 times.
Now he’s keen to break into the first team on a more regular basis in the Championship.
“It’s nice for it to be sorted and I can just concentrate on the future, which I’m really looking forward to,” said Field.
“Any time the club offers you a new contract, it’s brilliant. It’s always been an ambition of mine to play at The Hawthorns week in, week out and that’s my aim next season.
“I’m just delighted the club have offered me a new deal and I’m grateful for that.”
Field has tied up his contract at the Palm training ground this week because he has not travelled to Scotland with the rest of the senior squad.
The midfielder picked up a slight calf strain over summer, when he was coming in to do extra work in preparation for next season.
“I never thought I’d say this but I might have done too much!” he said. “It’s just about being a bit cleverer now and recognising I need to calm down a little bit.
“Keep working hard obviously, but rest and recovery are very important when you’re a footballer.
“I just want to improve every day, if I had to do it again then I would - I’d rather do too much than too little.”
Field is the fifth academy product to sign a new contract this summer, following winger Jonathan Leko, and defenders Jack Fitzwater, Dara O’Shea and Max Melbourne.