West Bromwich Albion's Darren Fletcher to put contract talks on hold

West Bromwich Albion captain Darren Fletcher has told the Express and Star that he is ready to put contract talks on hold until the summer.

The midfielder has triggered a one-year extension but has yet to sign it, and his current deal expires at the end of the season.

Former Manchester United man Fletcher activated the option, based on appearances, after playing against Southampton on New Year's Eve.

But he is prepared to wait until the season ends before having further talks about his future.

"It probably is [a conversation for the summer]," he said. "It's a weird situation the fact it's been triggered and it's my option. I'm not sure quite how that managed to be.

"Probably when you sign at the last minute of a transfer window these things happen that way. There's no issue, I just want to finish the season and keep playing."

Fletcher has made 92 appearances for West Brom since joining in February 2015.

Boss Tony Pulis wants to keep the Scotland international and expects a deal to be done, and Fletcher added: "I'm sure It will be sorted sooner rather than later.

"I'm completely relaxed about it and I think the club is completely relaxed about it."