Bernardo is in pole position for a run of games at left-back.

The Brazilian impressed as sub for injured Dan Burn, who faces six to eight weeks out with a broken collarbone.

Albion also have Gaetan Bong on their books and under-23s skipper Alex Cochrane or the option of Steven Alzate as wing-back.

Boss Graham Potter said: “I thought Berny did really well.

“That’s life, you are going to get those collision-type problems in football.

“Then it is about the group and the squad adjusting.

“(Bernardo) is an obvious replacement. We have a couple of other solutions we could use as well.

“Dan has been fantastic.”