Jamie Murphy is relishing the chance to take on the northern powerhouses of the Premier League.

But the Albion winger reckons any action in the top flight can only improve him as a player.

Murphy has revealed the strides he has made as a player – and in terms of physical strength – since heading south of the border, initially from Motherwell to Sheffield United.

Now the Scottish flyer aims to step up a level as he competes for a Premier place with the Seagulls.

He said: “Hopefully being in the Premier League next season will be a help. It doesn’t get much bigger than that.

“It’s a chance to challenge myself and see if I can take my game on even further.

“I’m looking forward to going to the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool the most — a lot of the northern games, because I know a lot of friends and family will want to come down to those.

“I’ve played at White Hart Lane when Sheffield United played Tottenham in the League Cup semi-final a couple of years ago and I’ve played at Wembley in the FA Cup semi-final.

“But playing against the sides who are in the Champions League on a regular basis will be a thrill.

“When teams go up to the Premier League they always make a couple of signings and I’d imagine we’ll be the same.”

Murphy is edging closer to his senior Scotland debut.

He was named in the initial 29-man squad for Saturday’s World Cup qualifier against England at Hampden Park.

But he ended up watching the 2-2 draw on his phone at a wedding after being cut from the final party.

He said: “I’m a fan when I watch Scotland games, as much as anyone else is.

“Of course it was disappointing to be one of the players cut but my attitude is that, if I’m not in the squad, it’s down to me.

“I’m not blaming anyone else. It’s up to me to do better, work harder.

“To be considered for the squad for one of Scotland’s biggest games in the last couple of years in the first place was great after not being involved in the previous couple of matches.

“There’s always room to improve and I’m sure I’ll have to do so to keep my place in the Premier League but we’ve got such great training facilities that it’s hard not to become a better player.”