Brighton and Hove born and bred Lewis Dunk is new Albion captain

Posted On 09 Aug 2019 at 3:37 pm

Brighton and Hove born and bred defender Lewis Dunk is the new Albion captain for the 2019-20 season, replacing club legend Bruno Saltor.

Lewis Dunk

Bruno handed Dunk the armband just before the team set off for Saturday’s opening Premier League fixture against Watford.

And the latter reflected on a proud day, paying tribute to the departing skipper.

Dunk said: “It’s amazing and a great honour to be named the captain of my boyhood club in the Premier League.

“I never thought it would happen as a kid but I’m living the dream now and I’m going to do everything I can to lead by example.

“It’s a nice show of faith in me by the new head coach.

“I was captain when Bruno wasn’t playing last year. For him to come in and still believe I can lead the team is great for me and I just want to repay his trust now.

“Bruno is obviously someone I’ve known for a long time and he will be a tough act to follow.

“I’ve taken a lot from him. He’s led by example both on and off the pitch every single day in everything he was involved in. Now it’s my turn to carry that on.”

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