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Brunt to continue as West Brom captain

West Brom head coach Alan Irvine has confirmed Chris Brunt will continue to wear the captain's armband ahead of the new Barclays Premier League season.

It means Brunt will have skippered the side under four different managers as he took up the role during the 2010-11 season, working with Roy Hodgson, Steve Clarke, Pepe Mel, and now Irvine.

Chris will absolutely be our captain. There's absolutely no reason to change it. He has the respect of the changing room, he's done a great job as captain for many years, so I have no intention to make any changes.

– Alan Irvine told the club's official website.

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Irvine confident of Gamboa deal

West Brom head coach Alan Irvine is confident of winning a Football Association work permit appeal hearing for Cristian Gamboa.

We're not in control, it's out of our hands, but I think it would be amazing if we didn't get this one over the line," said Irvine on the club's official website.

Cristian has played just over 70 per cent of the games for his country, but they've factored into those figures a non-Fifa ranked tournament which his club (Rosenborg) stopped him going to.

They kept Cristian back to play in some league games.

– West Brom head coach Alan Irvine

Baggies close on Davidson

Jason Davidson
Jason Davidson played in the World Cup. Credit: PA

West Brom appear poised to finally conclude a move for Australia left-back Jason Davidson.

The Baggies have had to wait patiently for the 23-year-old to resolve a contract dispute with Dutch Eredivisie club Heracles Almelo.

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