Anthony Knockaert dedicated another goal at the Amex for Albion to his late brother – then revealed he is happy to stay rather than jumping ship to Newcastle.

The French star opened the scoring for the Seagulls in last night’s 3-0 destruction of Nottingham Forest on brother Steve’s birthday.

Steve died of a heart attack, aged 27, seven years ago when Knockaert was 17, as The Argus exclusively revealed in April.

Knockaert said: “It was an important day for me because it was my brother’s birthday. I wanted to score for him, it was a good day for me and the club.

“He would have been 34, I try to make him proud every day.

“For me it was the most important game since I started my career, because it’s the first time I’ve played when it was his birthday. My family were in the crowd as well.”

The Argus recently revealed Newcastle made a multi-million pound bid for Knockaert, which the club turned down flat.

The electric right-winger, who still has three years left on his contract, said: “I feel very happy here, so if I need to stay I will stay.

“I know how much I love the club and they’ve been brilliant with me since I’ve been here.

“I am totally focused with the team and I have been all the time. There is no way the Newcastle bid distracted me.

“I love this team. The spirit is unbelievable. Our ambition is to get into the Premier League. This club deserves to do it and I will do everything to try to make it happen.”