Tony Pulis
Tony Pulis wants his players to focus on their on-field performances Getty

Tony Pulis has challenged his out-of-contract players to earn new deals at The Hawthorns. The West Brom manager has urged the likes of James Morrison, Gareth McAuley, Stephane Sessegnon, Jonas Olsson and Victor Anichebe to prove their worth to the club over the coming months.

Morrison, 29, revealed recently that he is yet to open talks over a new deal. However, Pulis has called on his players to focus on their on-field performances, rather than stressing about their long-term futures.

"I think we have four or five people talking to the club about contracts now at the moment," he said, according to Sky Sports. "It is one you will have to speak to the club about but it is not just James. It is an incentive for the club and an incentive for the players.

"For me as a player I never had a worry about trying to sign a long-term contract. I think Harry [Redknapp] gave me my longest contract at Bournemouth.

"Generally I was quite happy to run the contract out and if the club wanted me they would give me another one. If they didn't I was always confident there would be another club out there."

The West Brom manager added: "I think things have changed and players want stability and security and all that stuff, it has changed so much it is unbelievable."

Pulis, 57, also disputed Morrison's claim that the club have yet to talk over a new deal. However, he urged the Scotland international not to worry about his future at West Brom and instead focus on their upcoming games.

"I am not so sure that is true. I think there have been discussions. I wouldn't be worried if I was James, I wouldn't be worried if I was one of the ones who are talking to the club now," the West Brom boss said.