Albion are back in the top flight of English football for the first time in 34 years after a memorable season.

Andy Naylor looks back at ten key reasons for the Seagulls reaching the Premier League.

Re-signing Glenn Murray Bringing Murray back from Bournemouth, on loan initially and permanently from January, proved to be a masterstroke.

The Argus: He was not so much a target man as a talisman, a robust and clinical fit for the 4-4-2 system.

His tally of 23 goals has not been bettered by any striker at Championship level in Albion's history, which says it all.

Buying Shane Duffy The recruitment team knew what they were doing when a club record fee of around £4 million was splashed out on the Republic of Ireland international central defender.

He had a shaky end to his Blackburn career and a tricky start with the Seagulls but they had tracked him for a long time and knew what he could deliver.

He forged a formidable partnership at the heart of the defence with Lewis Dunk before his contribution was curtailed in March by a fractured metatarsal.

Beating Huddersfield It did not necessarily feel like it at the time but the 1-0 win over Huddersfield at the Amex in September was significant.

Albion went into the game off the back of successive 2-0 defeats away to Newcastle and at home to Brentford either side of the first international break of the season.

Huddersfield were top at the time and unbeaten. Albion had also drawn at Reading prior to losing at Newcastle, so a first win in four games was crucial to build momentum.

Annihalating Norwich By the time the relegated Canaries arrived at the end of October, Albion were on an upward curve, unbeaten for eight matches.

Despatching one of the teams expected to challenge in such ruthless and emphatic fashion sent out a signal to the rest of the division.

It was a victory which established Chris Hughton's side as genuine automatic promotion material.

The return of Solly March The gifted England under-21s winger made his comeback from eleven months out with a cruciate knee ligament injury in November.

The Argus: It was not long before he was an influence, galvanising from the bench in a pivotal win from behind at Birmingham just before Christmas.

Having March available again provided Hughton with another attacking dimension.

Doubling up against Sheffield Wednesday Avenging the previous season's exit from the play-offs with one of the most impressive away performances of the season at Hillsborough in October was important psychologically.

Beating Wednesday at home in January, after an 18-match unbeaten sequence ended at Preston, was one of the stand-out games.

David Stockdale, not for the first time or the last, saved Albion by keeping out a penalty which reduced them to ten men, Murray seeing red for deliberate handball.

Late, late show at Brentford Albion were stuttering when they visited Griffin Park in early February. The reserves had been humbled by Lincoln in the FA Cup, the first team found Huddersfield's intensity too hot to handle in Yorkshire.

Two down in the opening quarter of the contest, still 2-0 behind with 15 minutes remaining, then 3-2 adrift deep into injury-time after pulling level, a third straight defeat in all competitions could have been damaging.

Tomer Hemed's 97th minute equaliser capped off the most extraordinary match of the season.

The Argus: Awesome April The promotion race was still very much on when Albion lost at Leeds in March in the last game before the last international break.

They resumed with Sam Baldock joining Shane Duffy on the injury list, limiting Hughton's striking options.

Five wins on the trot, culminating in an an unforgettable Easter Monday against Wigan at the Amex, clinched promotion.

The month ended with missed opportunities to win the title against Norwich and Bristol City but the dream had been achieved.

We've got Knockaert, Anthony Knockaert The song became the theme tune of the season for supporters.

The ebullient, dazzling French winger, distraught at the winter death of his father, recovered to continue providing goals, assists and heart-on-the-sleeve enthusiasm lapped up by fans.

The honour of being named Championship player of the season illustrated a recognition of his influence on Albion's fortunes from outside the club as well as inside.

Chris Hughton Last, but certainly not least, the manager who pulled all the elements together, moulded a squad brimming with resilience, togetherness and dashes of quality.

He led by example, with humility and integrity.