Diego Lugano is ready to get stuck straight into his new career at West Bromwich Albion.

Lugano is expected to train with his new team-mates for the first time tomorrow and he plans to make a positive impression - both on and off the pitch.

"I pride myself in being professional," he told the WBA website. "I try to bring a good energy into the changing room - regardless of results.

"It's important to stay positive, whether you're winning or losing. On the pitch, I'm physically strong but I always try to be fair.

"I also try to help my team-mates as much as I can."

Lugano's English is patchy - but better than the modest defender claims!

He now aims to learn the language properly and is pleased to have a fellow South American in the dressing room.

"The fact Claudio Yacob is Argentinian is very good for me," said the ex-Fenerbahce ace.

"Uruguayans and Argentinians are similar in many ways and I'm sure Claudio will help me settle in."