Manager Tony Mowbray has vowed West Bromwich Albion will be true to their footballing principles in the Premier League.

Albion secured promotion and a first league crown in 88 years with a 2-0 win at Queens Park Rangers on Sunday and have already turned their attention to life in the top flight.

While Albion have struggled to impose their attractive passing style at times this term, at others they have sliced through opponents on their way to scoring 88 league goals and finishing two points ahead of second-placed Stoke City.

They have also lost 11 times in the process and some critics claim they will not be able to be so open against the best sides in the country.

Mowbray concedes that point but maintains Albion can go up and continue to be as easy on the eye as they are incisive in attack.

"When we have got the ball we can play our game," Mowbray said. "I can assure you we will be as positive as we can every week and try to score goals and win matches on the under-standing we are playing better players.

"It has been a great learning curve for me coming from my previous job in Scotland. To take a team like Hibernian to places like Celtic Park and Glasgow Rangers - giants of the Scottish game and with hugely different playing budgets and quality footballers but still win - says something.

"That's what we will be trying to do next year. We have shown that we can do that."

Indeed Mowbray feels his team will be in a better division to stick to their preferred approach and believes Albion will cause some upsets next term.

"My aim is to put a team on the pitch that the supporters are proud of and is competitive in the league. I have got no fears that we can do that.

"There will be days when we play against teams that have just got too much quality for us but there will be days when teams under-estimate our quality.

"There is no team in this league that ever gives you an easy day at the office.

"Every team fights and runs and competes for 90 minutes.

"I would suggest in the Premier League you might find days where you surprise teams and you can put them on the back foot because they might not have the same physical capacity as teams in the Championship.

"But when they have got the ball we under-stand we will be playing against teams with better quality and a different style to teams in this division. Yes you have to adjust. You can't go to Old Trafford and think we can expand the pitch the way we do in this league. They have got better players so you have to have different game plans every week."

Mowbray also maintains his team are worthy champions. They started the day needing to equal or better Stoke's result at home to Leicester City and always looked like doing that.

They took control when Queens Park Rangers were reduced to ten men late in the first half when Martin Rowlands was sent off for a crude challenge on Jonathan Greening.

Mowbray sent on Kim Do-Heon at the break and the South Korean responded with his first goal for the club since joining in January. Chris Brunt then made it 2-0 with less than a quarter of an hour to go with an outstanding free kick, after which the celebrations began.

In winning when they had to Albion finally fulfilled the common consensus that they are, after all, the best team in the Championship.

Mowbray never had any doubts. "It is a proud moment," he said. "It has been a long, hard season. You think back to losing at Burnley on the opening day but we have come a long way and made a lot of progress.

"It's a great credit to this group of players that we have come through a season winning more games and scoring more goals than anybody else in the league and rightly so find themselves champions of this division.

"We have lost too many games and gone up with 81 points and people might argue that it is not enough to win a championship but we have done it in style.

"We have scored a lot of goals, entertained our supporters - that's the business we should be in and that's why the fans have stuck by us. I am proud that once again we have scored 100 goals [in all competitions] and entertained along the way."

His next task is to do exactly the same in the Premier League.