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Last Updated: Wednesday, 5 September 2007, 15:06 GMT 16:06 UK
Baggies bow boosts NI star Brunt
Chris Brunt
Chris Brunt started in N Ireland's 3-1 win over Liechtenstein

Latvia v Northern Ireland
Riga
Saturday, 8 September
Kick-off: 1715 BST
Commentary on BBC Radio Ulster, Coverage on BBC Radio 5live & the BBC Sport website.

Northern Ireland midfielder Chris Brunt goes into the Euro 2008 qualifiers away to Latvia and Iceland buoyed by a debut appearance for West Brom on Saturday.

Brunt missed the start of the season with his new club because of a ban before coming on as a substitute in the 2-0 win over Barnsley on Saturday.

"Up until then all I've done is an hour with N Ireland against Liechtenstein and one reserve game," he said.

"It's been frustrating so playing on Saturday was a big breakthrough."

Brunt is set to win his 11th cap against Latvia on Saturday in Riga.

Brunt has become a key player in the Group F campaign and last month moved to the Hawthorns from Sheffield Wednesday in a 3m deal.

The 22-year-old explained why he had swapped one Coca-Cola Championship club for another.

"One of the reasons for moving is that I now have a four-year contract," he told the PFA's website, www.givemefootball.com.

"When I was at Wednesday I was offered only either one or two-year deals.

"This contract gives me a bit of security and was a major reason for coming.

"West Brom had also bought some very good players and have been very busy in the market."

Brunt is now looking to move out of a hotel, admitting: "It has been a nightmare.

"I know it sounds glamorous but I would like my own place. I have been busy sorting out mortgages and putting a reserve on a new house.

"After being at Wednesday for so long it was always going to be difficult."

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