Picture: West Bromwich Albion programme places Chris Brunt on cover ahead of next match

West Brom pay tribute to 'loyal' Chris Brunt.

West Bromwich Albion have made their feelings about Chris Brunt clear, paying tribute to the midfielder after an unwelcome incident at the weekend.

Brunt was hit by a coin thrown by one of the club's own supporters, in an act which has been widely condemned by manager Tony Pulis, and pundits alike.

The incident occurred after the FA Cup fifth round defeat to Reading, with Brunt telling The BBC he was 'disgusted'.

Now the Baggies have shown their commitment to the midfielder, by placing an image of Brunt on the cover of their upcoming match day programme for next weekend's home fixture against Crystal Palace.

Emblazoned underneath is the key message 'Loyalty'.

Brunt, 31, has played more than 300 games for West Brom since signing for the club from Sheffield Wednesday in 2008, and is a popular player among his peers.

The Express and Star reported yesterday that Brunt was considering his future at the Baggies as a result of the incident.

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