Matchwinner Stephen Dobbie has thanked the people who backed him during his frustrating first two months as an Albion player.

The Scottish forward came off the bench to sink stubborn Peterborough last night with his first goal for the Seagulls.

He said: “I’m obviously delighted but more so for the team and the fans and the backroom staff and the manager.

“We have had games where we have deserved to get three points but haven’t. Hopefully this will kick us on a bit.”

Dobbie received last-second advice from Gus Poyet when he went on in place of Andrew Crofts.

The former Blackpool star revealed: “The gaffer told me to keep doing what I’ve been doing.

“I’ve been working hard in training. Hopefully this will kick start me and get me back to the form that I’ve shown before in the Championship.”

Posh boss Darren Ferguson said Albion’s pressure was “relentless” in the second half but claimed there was a foul and an offside on the goal.

He said: “You need a bit of luck. They got it, we didn’t.”