July 7, 2017 / 7:53 AM / 3 months ago

Striker Robson-Kanu signs new West Brom contract

(Reuters) - Wales international striker Hal Robson-Kanu has signed an improved three-year deal with West Bromwich Albion to keep him at the Premier League club until 2020.

Britain Football Soccer - West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal - Premier League - The Hawthorns - 18/3/17 West Bromwich Albion's Hal Robson-Kanu celebrates scoring their second goal Reuters / Darren Staples Livepic

The 28-year-old joined West Brom from Championship side Reading last August and scored three goals in 29 league games as the club finished 10th in the standings.

“I‘m delighted because it’s an opportunity to build on the good work we did last season and now I‘m just looking forward to the new one,” Robson-Kanu told the club’s website.

“It was an easy decision. I’ve enjoyed my time here playing under Tony Pulis. It was a strong season and I want to build on the good work and contribute to a more successful future.”

West Brom signed striker Jay Rodriguez from Southampton earlier this month and Robson-Kanu believes the increased competition for a starting spot can help the club climb higher.

“It’s vital competition. We want to be as competitive as possible and everyone will be pushing each other over the course of the season,” Robson-Kanu added.

“I think where we finished was great for the club but it’s something we definitely want to build on and progress further as we go forward.”

West Brom start the next campaign with a home match against Bournemouth at the Hawthorns on Aug. 12.

Reporting by Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru

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