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Bridge would be happy to stay for good
WAYNE Bridge has revealed he could remain with Albion for good.
The former England left-back has opened up the possibility of turning his season-long loan move from Manchester City into a permanent deal following his first league goal for nine years in Saturday’s 5-1 home win against Barnsley.
Bridge, 32, pictured, told The Argus: “You never know. Obviously, I want to do well for the club and if the opportunity comes up it might suit me. I have enjoyed every minute here, so I definitely wouldn’t say no to that. “Everyone that knows me, friends and family, have seen the change in me. “Over the last few years it has been difficult but they seem to think that I look like I like football more, so it can’t be a bad thing.”
Bridge has made an impressive start to his Albion career, despite still feeling the effects of a groin injury which sidelined him from most of pre-season.
The ex-Chelsea defender said: “I’m still struggling with it a little bit. As long as I can keep playing games and get by I’m not too fussed about it. It is a lot better and touch wood it stays better.
“The doc helps and I get a lot of treatment off the physios as well. It’s just the Saturday-Tuesday games that become difficult. I haven’t done that for a few years now. I am enjoying playing football every week and I want to play every game, so it doesn’t really bother me.
“This is the last year I’m contracted (to Man City), so I want to enjoy it because you never know what will happen afterwards. I want to play as much as I can.”
Albion have offered a contract to versatile former Liverpool academy defender Matt McGiveron, who featured in the pre-season friendly at Crawley.
McGiveron, 18, is expected to play in the development squad’s first home game in their new under 21’s league against Bristol City at Lancing today (3pm).