Albion defender Shane Duffy has joined Fulham on loan for the season.

The popular centre-back heads to the capital in search of more regular first-team football.

Albion boss Graham Potter said: “Shane has been an outstanding servant to this club, and is rightly held in high esteem by everyone here.

“There was no pressure on him to leave, but typically he wanted to play regular football, and while he was still part of our wider squad, we could not guarantee him that.

“This move will give him that opportunity, which is really important to him as the captain of the Republic of Ireland, and Fulham are getting a player who has great experience at this level.”