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VIDEO: Brunt pleased with left-back first

And captain praises Sessegnon

CHRIS Brunt is delighted to have contributed to the clean sheet in yesterday’s 1-0 Hawthorns win over West Ham.

The Baggies skipper moved from the left wing to left-back when Steven Reid limped from the field in first-half stoppage time – as Billy Jones returned to his more orthodox position at right-back.

And Brunt admits it is probably the first time he has played in a back four that has seen the opposition draw a blank.

“We talked in the week about me playing left-back.

“It was decided in the end that we were better off going with a back four and then half an hour into the game you end up playing there anyway.

“It’s probably the first time I’ve been in a back four that’s kept a clean sheet.

“Even at 29 you never stop achieving firsts.”