West Brom defender Pele surprised by captaincy

West Brom defender Pele admits he was surprised to be handed the captaincy for their FA Cup defeat to Burnley this week.

West Brom defender Pele admits he was surprised to be handed the captaincy for their FA Cup defeat to Burnley this week.

"I didn't really think about it to be honest," Pele told the WBA website. "Of the lads around the dressing room I guess I was one of the more senior players.

"I was asked to do it.

"The manager asked me and you've got to accept requests like that. It was a big honour for me.

"It wasn't something I asked for or was looking to do, but all the same, I was happy the manager asked me."