Albion boss Dean Wilkins admitted today he must find an answer to the Withdean woes.

The Seagulls are in danger of their second-worst points haul in eight seasons at their temporary home as they prepare for Saturday's visit of leaders Scunthorpe.

They collected only 20 points last season, when they were relegated from the Championship.

They have the same number this time with five home games to go but still need two wins and a draw to match the 27-point total in 2002-2003, when they also went down from the Championship.

Wilkins said: "The last three seasons at Withdean have seen the home record deteriorate. I am not sure why but we have to have a serious think about it in the summer to try and find a solution.

"It's not something we want to continue to happen. We want our public to see us in good form every week. We have shown good form at times at home and not got results."

Albion's last home victory was against Nottingham Forest, one of Scunthorpe's promotion rivals, but their away form has been much better and Wilkins believes vociferous backing from the travelling army has played a key role.

He said: "The away support is certainly very noisy and has played a major part. The one that sticks out for me in particular was at Chesterfield, where they were to the side of the pitch in the half we were defending in the first half, under pressure against the wind.

"It made a huge difference in terms of keeping the players so determined and focused to go in at half-time at 0-0 and then we kicked on in the second half."