West Brom left-back Sebastian Pocognoli has said he wants to stay at West Brom and compete for a place in the first team, per the Birmingham Mail.

The Belgian has only played four times for the club this season, most recently as a substitute in the FA Cup replay against Peterborough last week.

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Pocognoli, who is challenging for the left-back spot with Chris Brunt, James McClean and Jonny Evans, said:

For me, my ambition is to stay and play for West Brom, maybe next season.

However, the 28-year-old acknowledged that he may need to move on if he cannot get the first team football he craves.

I need to play, so we will see. My situation is not easy so I don’t want to speak too much, just focus on the end of the season. If I can help the team I am ready and we will see at the end of the season.

Pocognoli did also say that he is happy with most aspects of life at West Brom though, and therefore, a great opportunity would have to present itself in order for him to leave.

Everybody has to know I’m happy here. Okay I’m not playing, but I’m quite happy with the other parts of my life here in West Brom and everything around West Brom. I don’t want to just leave the club. It needs to be a good opportunity.

Pocognoli played 15 times for  Albion in last season’s Premier League, although all of those appearances came under Alan Irvine, before Tony Pulis was appointed on January 1st 2015.

It is therefore, no coincidence that Pocognoli has delayed deciding on his future until the summer, perhaps in the expectancy that there will be a different manager at the club come the start of next season.