BRUNO admits he is facing his toughest challenge at Albion to win back his place.

The long-serving skipper, 38 next month, suffered a hamstring injury in the opening defeat at Watford.

Martin Montoya was signed around the same time from Valencia and Bruno’s fellow Spaniard has played every Premier League game since at right-back.

Bruno told The Argus: “There have always been challenges every single year, bringing players to strengthen the squad as much as possible, and that is good.

“I’ve always said I hope they are going to bring the best right-back possible, because it’s going to be a big challenge for me. I’ll have to try to improve my game.

“It’s another challenge for me, even at almost 38. You are always learning from other players as well.

“But for myself the main thing is the team gets something from that competition.”

Albion have conceded two goals in four of their five Premier League matches this season and two or more in nine of the last 14 overall ahead of Tottenham’s visit on Saturday (5.30pm).

“We have to improve that,” Bruno said. “We have to be more consistent, we have to be more solid. We’ve got a few new players that need to adapt to our way of playing but it’s so important to not concede goals.

“It’s a really basic thing. If you want to stay up, it’s going to be a massive thing.”