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West Brom captain Brunt accepts lesser role

West Bromwich Albion captain Chris Brunt admits he's had a difficult season this term.

The Ulsterman has lost his first-choice status this campaign.

"It's difficult because for nearly 10 years as a pro, I've been a regular wherever I've been.

"This year, I've had time on the sidelines watching the games and it's been frustrating. As a footballer, you want to play every game because you think you can add something.

"But you have to respect the head coach's decision.

"He picks a team to go out on a Saturday and win the game.

"This league is mentally and physically challenging so to have extra bodies around the squad is a great thing for the coaching staff to have.

"I want to play every game, but sometimes it's just not possible. Over the last few months, I've experienced that."

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