LEWIS DUNK says Bruno is a tough act to follow as Albion captain.

But he will tackle the task in his own way and relish the extra responsibility.

Bruno retired at the end of last season. Dunk was skipper when the Spaniard was not involved and the Brighton-born central defender is expected to lead the side under new head coach Graham Potter.

Dunk said: "Bruno is a tough person to follow, but we'd be slightly different captains. He was more of a talker on the pitch, whereas I'm more about showing how much it means.

"I try to lead by example on the pitch and get everyone to follow. Of course I still have to do the talking on and off the field as well, but I think I'd enjoy having the extra responsibility.

"Last year I had the armband quite a lot when Bruno wasn't playing and it gives you that extra boost.

"There's slightly more pressure, because everyone's looking at you, you're the captain and you've got to lead by example."

Bruno, still with Albion in a new role as senior player development coach, is part of Potter's backroom team for the pre-season trip to Austria.

They fly out tomorrow for a training camp and the opening pre-season friendly next Saturday against FC Liefering from the Austrian second division.

Dunk said: "We were all buzzing to know Bruno was staying on. We knew what impact he had in this changing room, so to still be around the training ground and working with us every day is going to be unreal.

"With the experience he’s got in the game, he's going to help people massively and we can all still learn a lot off him. It's great to know he's there for each and every one of us."