West Bromwich Albion boss Steve Bruce has a busy summer ahead as he revamps a Baggies squad which finished eight points shy of the Championship play-off places.
Bruce has decisions to make on whether to offer new deals to several players out of contract this summer and also on whether to try and cash in on others who have a season remaining on their current agreements.
Of the players whose deals are up this summer, it seems almost certain England keeper Sam Johnstone will leave The Hawthorns, with Spurs his most likely destination.
His understudy David Button has shown himself to be a capable replacement and is likely to earn a new contract, as should defender Matt Clarke who was named supporters’ player of the season.
The club have already announced veteran striker Andy Carroll will not be staying despite making a decent impact in a short-term deal.
The futures of four players with a year left with the Baggies is unclear.
Defender Semi Ajayi has largely impressed and Bruce will most likely opt to keep him, but the picture is less clear regarding injury-hit defender Dara O’Shea.
Another defender, Kyle Bartley, suffered a dip in form and, considering he turns 31 later this month, it would be a surprise to see him next season.
Skipper Jake Livermore, 32, divides opinion among fans and Bruce has a call to make on the often ill-disciplined former Spurs man. See what our resident football fan think about the club’s opportunities - and let us know what you think.
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