Baggies snub Dorrans interest

Club adamant midfielder is staying put

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West Brom have issued a 'hands off' warning to any clubs targeting a transfer-window move for midfielder Graham Dorrans.

The 22-year-old has drawn the attention of a number of top-flight clubs following a string of impressive performances this term.

Aston Villa, Birmingham, Everton, Stoke and Sunderland have all been linked with a move for the highly rated Scotsman but the Baggies insist he is not for sale.

Dorrans, who joined Albion in 2008 from Livingston, penned a three-year deal in May and has fast become a firm favourite at the club.

So much so that skysports.com revealed last week he is set for a renewed contract offer and substantial pay rise in a bid to retain his playing services beyond his current deal.

Staying put

Albion chairman Jeremy Peace admits Dorrans is crucial in the club's quest to regain their top-flight status.

"We need a team capable of getting us out of the Championship," he told the Daily Star.

"If we start selling our best players, we won't have that.

"You need players not only to get you out but who can improve you in a higher division. Most people would agree he fits into that category."