West Brom have opened talks with defender Steven Reid over a new deal, manager Roy Hodgson has confirmed.
Reid, 31, is out of contract in the summer although the Baggies can take up a 12-month option on the Irishman, who is currently sidelined with an ankle injury.
And Hodgson has revealed that the club's technical and sporting director Dan Ashworth has spoken with Reid's representatives.
"Dan is having discussions with Reid's agent," Hodgson said. "Steven has done a very good job in the time I've been here so I don't think his current injury will affect him.
"It will be more a question of us being convinced he's a man that will still help us next year and he being convinced that he wants to be here and help us out.
"Dan will talk him through that one and, if he wants to stay, it won't be a difficult decision to keep him if they can reach an agreement.''
Marc Antoine-Fortune's contract also expires this summer and despite the striker playing well recently, Hodgson said he will have to consider the impact of his entire spell at the Hawthorns when deciding whether to offer him a new deal.
"Our decision on Fortune will be based on 18 months work and not just two months but it's been good for him that he has suddenly started to play well," Hodgson said. "It has made us realise the potential we saw in him is now likely to be realised.''
Fortune is also out of contract in the summer but again Albion can take up a 12-month option if they desire.