Andrea Orlandi is playing a waiting game over his Albion future.
The Spanish midfielder is one of many first team squad regulars out of contract at the end of the season.
Orlandi does not expect anything to happen until then.
He told The Argus: “The club knows I want to stay but I also know how the club has been managing these kind of situations.
“Last season they waited to the end to decide what to do with the players and I think they are going to do the same this year.
“I have got to be patient and just wait for what’s going to happen. It’s understandable in a way. They are building the new training ground, young players are coming up. You have to respect that and wait for them to make a decision. My priority will be staying here. They know that, so let’s see what happens.”
Orlandi, 29, has scored seven goals in 50 appearances for Albion since signing from Swansea at the end of the August 2012 transfer window.
He was rested for Monday’s FA Cup tie against Hull after returning recently from knee cartilage surgery but is likely to be restored to the starting line-up for Wigan’s visit tomorrow.