West Bromwich Albion confirmed on Monday morning that David Button signed a new deal until 2024, a wise and inexpensive move that means Steve Bruce has one less position to worry about when identifying transfer targets this summer.

The 33-year-old was playing a supporting role for most of the season but became West Brom’s first-choice goalkeeper in April after Sam Johnstone was granted an early summer holiday. Button hasn’t let Bruce down either, so he’s more than deserving of a new deal.

Button joined the Baggies from Brighton & Hove Albion in 2020 and has gone on to make 15 appearances in all competitions, conceding 20 goals and keeping five clean sheets. The 33-year-old has featured 10 times across the board this season and kept clean sheets in his last three league outings.

West Brom don’t have a lucrative budget for new recruits this summer and lost out on a ton of value by not selling Sam Johnstone, so having the option to promote Button from a supporting role to first-choice goalkeeper kills two birds with one stone.

The 33-year-old started in West Brom’s opening game of 2021/22 as Johnstone was expected to leave too, but he was reduced to a deputy position when a U-turn was made. Now he can fight with Alex Palmer for the No.1 spot next season.

In other news, Scott Twine ticks every box for West Brom