Vicente has put thoughts of his future on hold while he tries to help Albion into the play-offs.

The Spanish star came off the bench to fire the winner against Hull City.

It was his first home outing since the opening week of the season.

Vicente is out of contract in the summer but says he has found life in England easier this winter than last, when he was also troubled by injury.

He said: “I’m not thinking about the future yet.

“All I’m think about is taking it game by game.

“I want to finish the season well here for Brighton becausepeople here have always treated me really well.

“Then we will see what happens.”

Vicente thanked fans for the rapturous ovation with which they greeted his 59th minute introduction off the bench.

He added: “What was also important for me was the ovation from the crowd.

"They have really helped me from the start.

"I’m happy but all that is missing is playing a bit more."