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Gareth McAuley

35-Year-Old Defender     West Bromwich Albion  Premier


Northern Ireland

Birthdate:  December 5, 1979    Birthplace:  Larne, United Kingdom    Nationality:  Northern Ireland    Height:  6' 3"    Weight:  154 lbs    

February 24, 2015    Gareth McAuley News

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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.

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

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.

August 26, 2014

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McAuley came back from a calf injury to play the entire 120 minutes of Tuesday’s Capital One Cup second round win over Oxford United.

McAuley spent preseason on the sidelines with a calf injury and manager Alan Irvine will be pleased the centre back came through the 120 minutes unscathed. McAuley has been a mainstay of West Brom’s defence since promotion in 2011/12 with a solid clean sheet total in each season. Fantasy owners would be cautious to note he is now 34 plus manager Irvine recruited Joleon Lescott earlier this summer thus putting his starting position under considerable threat.

August 23, 2014

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McAuley returned to the squad as an unused substitute in Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Southampton.

McAuley spent preseason out with a calf injury and the centre-back’s return is a boost for manager Alan Irvine’s plans. Craig Dawson has been deputising for McAuley in the first two games alongside Jonas Olsson. Manager Irvine is thinking about employing three centre-backs when Joleon Lescott (knee) reaches full-fitness and until then McAuley represents a solid option in the clean sheet column for fantasy owners.

August 20, 2014

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McAuley (calf) played 90 minutes for Albion’s Under-21 side and is close to recovering in time for Saturday’s game at Southampton, manager Alan Irvine told the club website.

McAuley could be employed as part of a central defensive trio this season by Irvine, alongside Joleon Lescott and Jonas Olsson, depending on his preferred formation. McAuley usually chips in with a couple of goals every season yet fantasy owners should be wary of the change in system and West Brom’s poor defensive record last season.

May 4, 2014

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McAuley, who has been dealing with a calf injury, is available off the bench Sunday against Arsenal.

It wasn't a great fantasy matchup anyway for McAuley, and he's unlikely to provide much value off the bench.