The big games keep on coming for Izzy Brown.

His Albion starts so far have been against Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool.

Next week, the Seagulls are at Wembley taking on Tottenham but Saturday's less fashionable fixture at Huddersfield has special significance for the loan capture from Chelsea.

Brown's final appearance for the Yorkshiremen was at Wembley in May, in the Championship play-off final.

He was substituted in extra-time by David Wagner, so was not involved in the nerve-jangling penalty shoot-out against Reading which sealed a moneyspinning place among the elite for Huddersfield alongside Albion.

The Argus: Brown (above, third from left) contributed five goals to their promotion in 20 appearances after spending the first half of the season on loan to another Yorkshire club, Rotherham.

Four of those goals came in as many games either side of a chastening 3-1 defeat for Chris Hughton's Albion at the John Smith's Stadium in February, in which Lewis Dunk was sent-off.

Huddersfield supporters wish attack-minded midfielder Brown, athletic and versatile, was still wearing the slightly paler blue and white stripes.

Brown revealed: "After the play-off final I thought I was going to go back. But, as the summer went on, things didn't start to work out the way it was meant to be.

"They wanted to buy me on a permanent and it wasn't possible. I had a few meetings with the manager here and thought this was the club I wanted to join.

"The way the manager plays will improve me. He's a great coach, so I made my mind up early in the summer that Brighton was a club I wanted to go to.

"All the (Huddersfield) fans are still tweeting me, saying come back, come back, but my main focus is on Brighton. So when it comes to the weekend I want us to win.

"That's all I want to do, it's a must-win game for us."

There really is no such thing as a must-win game in December but the hyperbole from Brown is understandable.

Both sides are on a slippery slope since the international break. Huddersfield have lost four in a row, Albion have taken two points over the same period.

The need for Huddersfield to arrest the slide is slightly greater. They are five points and two places above the relegation zone, Albion are two points and four places better off.

Brown's perky performance on the left in place of Jose Izquierdo was one of the consolations from Saturday's 5-1 drubbing by Liverpool.

It was the 20-year-old's first start since operating as a false number nine at Arsenal in October.

The outing at the Emirates was his first start since the opening day home defeat by Manchester City (below).

The Argus: "I pulled my hamstring in the first 20 minutes," he said. "It was the first time it's ever happened in my career, so that was disappointing because I had just broken into the team.

"I had a good game against Atletico Madrid and was just building up my fitness. Then to get sent back (to Chelsea) for six weeks was difficult. The team was doing well in the time I was off and when I came back it was tough to get back in the team.

"Hopefully now I've put it in the manager's thoughts that I can play on the left, I can play in the middle, so we'll see what happens."

Brown has no regrets about the side he will be on when Saturday comes.

"No, of course not," he said. "We've had an amazing start to the season. No-one thought we'd be 12th. We've been in the top ten for the last couple of weeks. We've just got to build on our performances and keep getting the wins we need to stay up."

A Chelsea colleague in the Huddersfield dressing room will be feeling the same. Kasey Palmer, who replaced Brown in the play-off final, also had a hamstring injury which kept him out for more than three months until returning as a substitute for the second half of last weekend's 2-0 defeat at Everton.

Both have been hit hard by the death last month, at the age of 56, of former Chelsea academy chief and Crawley manager Dermot Drummy.

Brown said: "It was so unexpected. We saw him around the training ground at Chelsea. He always came in and said hello, laughing and joking and having a bit of banter with the boys.

"I came from West Brom. He was my first under-21s coach. He believed in me and all of his players. It's very upsetting that he's gone. He was a great guy, a great coach, and he helped me so much."