Tommy Elphick wants to stay with Albion and fight for a new contract.

But the defender admits he is frustrated by a lack of first team opportunities and would consider a better offer elsewhere.

Elphick, who has lost out at centre half to skipper Gordon Greer and Adam El-Abd, said: "If someone said to me a club from a higher division are going to come in, you can't ever turn your nose up at something like that.

"If a club come in and double my wages how can you turn something like that down?

"I don't want to leave, definitely not. It's a club that is going places.

"As for my future, I don't want to be in a position this time next year where it is all in the papers that Tommy Elphick is one of ten players out of contract in the summer.

"I want a new contract here and that's what I'm fighting for."

Elphick, whose current deal expires at the end of next season, is a certain starter in the FA Cup at Watford on Saturday.

See tomorrow's Argus for the full story.