Dunk appears to commit to Brighton
Lewis Dunk appears to have committed his future to Brighton by revealing he wants to be named the club's new captain.
The central defender, who made his England debut last season, has been heavily linked with a £40million move to Leicester should Harry Maguire opt to leave the Foxes.
Dunk came through the youth ranks at The Amex and he has gone on to make 270 appearances for Brighton across all competitions, playing a major role in their promotion and survival in the Premier League over recent seasons.
The 27-year-old assumed the role of captain when regular skipper Bruno was absent last season and, with the Spaniard now retired, Dunk has his eyes firmly set on being named the permanent successor, which would seem to suggest he has no intention of leaving the club.
"We haven't spoken about the captaincy yet, but fingers crossed we'll have that chat and hopefully I'll take the armband - we'll wait and see," Dunk told the Brighton website.
Dunk certainly feels he has the qualities required to lead the Seagulls throughout next season.
"I try to lead by example on the pitch and get everyone to follow," he added. "Of course I still have to do the talking on and off the field as well, but I think I'd enjoy having the extra responsibility."
Tom McGarry completed his sports journalist degree in 2011,and has since has become an integral part of the editorial and audio team. He is passionate about all things sport, particularly football, and is a lifelong supporter of his hometown club Carlisle United.