Albion have confirmed Lewis Dunk as their new captain.

His predecessor Bruno handed over the armband this afternoon before the squad set off to Watford for the opening fixture.

Dunk said: “It’s amazing and a great honour to be named the captain of my boyhood club in the Premier League.

“I never thought it would happen as a kid, but I’m living the dream now and I’m going to do everything I can to lead by example.

“It’s a nice show of faith in me by the new head coach, I was captain when Bruno wasn’t playing last year. For him to come in and still believe I can lead the team is great for me and I just want to repay his trust now.

“Bruno is obviously someone I’ve known for a long time and he will be a tough act to follow.

“I’ve taken a lot from him, he’s led by example both on and off the pitch every single day in everything he was involved in, now it’s my turn to carry that on.”