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Gareth McAuley

35-Year-Old Defender     West Bromwich Albion  Premier

Northern Ireland

STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Calf    EST. RETURN:  Unknown
Birthdate:  December 5, 1979    Birthplace:  Larne, United Kingdom
Nationality:  Northern Ireland    Height:  6' 3"    Weight:  154 lbs    

July 26, 2015    Gareth McAuley News

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McAuley suffered a calf injury during Saturday's friendly against Swindon Town, the Birmingham Mail reports.

The Baggies are already dealing with an injury to Craig Dawson (thigh), while Jonas Olsson is already being rested. The severity of McAuley's injury has yet to be determined, though Dawson is expected to be fit for the Premier League opener.

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Gareth McAuley: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

June 16, 2015

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McAuley and West Brom agreed to a new one-year contract, reports the Daily Mail.

McAuley's contract was due to expire at the end of June, but will remain with the club for at least one more season. He turned away interest from Leicester to stay with West Brom.

March 24, 2015

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The FA announced Monday that the red card assessed to McAuley during last Saturday's game against Arsenal has been transferred to Craig Dawson.

The issue was a case of mistaken identity, and McAuley will now avoid a one-match ban, which will be served by Dawson. It's certainly good news for fantasy owners, as McAuley has upcoming Premier League matches against QPR and Leicester City, two solid clean sheet opportunities.

March 23, 2015

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McAuley was red carded early in Saturday's 3-0 defeat to Manchester City.

In a case of mistake identity McAuley was sent off for a foul that was actually committed by his team mate Craig Dawson and is likely to miss out on a suspension as a result.

February 24, 2015

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McAuley picked up his sixth clean sheet of the season in Saturday's 0-0 draw against Sunderland.

McAuley has been part of new manager Tony Pulis' preferred back four and is forming a formidable partnership with Joleon Lescott.

January 21, 2015

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McAuley kept his place in the side for Monday's 0-0 draw against Everton.

McAuley and his three colleagues at the back were resilient throughout the draw and it made it two clean sheets in two games for new manager Tony Pulis. McAuley has been preferred by Pulis as Lescott's central defensive partner and he has four clean sheets on the season.

January 10, 2015

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McAuley picked up a clean sheet in Saturday's 1-0 win over Hull City.

McAuley started for the seventh straight league game after missing the opening 14 games of the season due to injury. It is the third clean sheet the team have kept since he came back into the team in place of Craig Dawson.

September 10, 2014

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McAuley (ankle) is not seriously injured after returning from international duty with ankle damage, reports the official club website.

Medical staff assessed the injury that was sustained in Northern Ireland’s 2-1 win in Hungary and reported that it’s “not thought to be serious”. McAuley has yet to start a game so far this campaign due to a preseason dogged by injuries and is another that will help to shore up what is a leaky defence right now.