Steven Alzate has spoken of his pride at signing a new Albion deal.

The Camden-born midfielder put pen to paper on a contract taking him through to the end of the 2022-23 season.

He said: “I’m very proud, as this club has a lot of faith in me. I’m honoured to sign a new contract and now I know I need to keep working hard.

“Things have happened quite quickly, but I’m just trying to keep learning and taking it each day as it comes. I probably wasn’t expecting to play in the Premier League this early on, but I’m just grateful for what’s happened and know that I have to stay focused.

“I have a lot of family and friends who are all very proud, and it’s every child’s dream to be in my position.”

Alzate was previously on loan at Swindon but has emerged as a first-teamer under the guidance of Graham Potter.

He added: “The head coach has been brilliant so far and I’m not the only one who would say that, as he’s been great with the group.

“Aaron (Connolly) and I moved into the first-team changing room when we got back from pre-season, and the group has really helped us to settle. We’ve felt part of the team from the very beginning and that’s a big thing to have.”

“You can see he likes to give chances to young players and isn’t scared to do that. He wasn’t afraid to play me at left-wing back against Newcastle last month, and I’d like to think I repaid him with a good performance.”