Adam Virgo today called on Albion to pile the relegation stress on his former boss.

Top scorer Virgo fired the only goal when the Seagulls grabbed a 1-0 away win over Micky Adams' Leicester early in the season.

Now he would love to help Albion repeat the feat at Highfield Road tomorrow, where Adams is still searching for a first home win after taking charge in January.

Victory would take the Seagulls six points clear of Coventry with six games to go but defeat could dump them in the bottom three, depending on results elsewhere.

Virgo is still waiting to hear whether he will be employed in midfield or up front but knows exactly what to expect from the team Adams sends out.

He said: "We know Coventry will work their socks off like all Micky's teams have done. Organisation is a massive part of his game.

"He's come into the club at quite a late stage and he's trying to get the team out of trouble.

"He's not there to play pretty football to please the fans. The only way to please him is with the result.

"We've got to be disciplined. The pressure is on now. We know if we score first their fans can turn against them, like all home fans when it's tense at this stage of the season. It's all to do with nerves."

Virgo, whose late equaliser in the 1-1 home draw with Coventry in August is looking more valuable with every passing week, admits tomorrow's game is a different proposition to some of their more notable away wins this season.

He said: "It's a massive game for us, the biggest of the season so far.

"Earlier in the season we weren't expected to win games at West Ham and Leicester and we went up there with the attitude that we were underdogs. That was to our advantage.

"Now it's different because Coventry are below us and, although it's only three points, we know that if we can win it would give us breathing space.

"It has crossed my mind about scoring goals and getting another result over him. Hopefully we give a good account of ourselves."

Mark McGhee admits Virgo, given his senior debut by Adams as a 17-year-old, is central to his plans.

The Albion boss said: "One of the big questions is where I play Adam Virgo. The rest fits in around him."

Virgo added: "My preference has always been at centre-half but I feel playing up front is now a very strong position for me."

If Virgo does start in attack, Dean Hammond and Alexis Nicolas are likely to battle for a midfield spot. Paul Watson's place in the squad has been put in doubt by a knee injury.