Albion boss Chris Hughton has been named Premier League manager of the month for February.

Hughton landed the prize after home victories for the Seagulls against West Ham and Swansea and a draw at Stoke.

He saw off competition from Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp, Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino, Javi Gracia (Watford) and David Wagner (Huddersfield).

Hughton said, "It's a great achievement for the club and certainly for a group of players that have improved as the season has gone on.

"It's confidence that's built up through the season and it's a good period to have our best run of form. We've got momentum at the moment and we also look like scoring goals."

Hughton has paid tribute to the roles of goalkeeping coach Ben Roberts (far left below), assistant Paul Trollope (second left) and coach Paul Nevin (far right), together with the rest of the staff.

The Argus: He said: "The three staff have all played a big part and I would probably be here for a while to thank everyone that has helped me.

"I have wonderful medical staff, analysis staff, coaching staff and the club have been tremendous in terms of what they've allowed me to do as regard to the transfer market.

"The recruitment process we have here is excellent and ultimately it's about the people at the top end like our CEO and chairman and owner. We're in a wonderful (training) facility and that's down to our owner and we have a wonderful stadium to play in too.

"We're thankful to a lot of people, but of course it's the players that get the results. They've enjoyed being in this division so far and are desperate to make sure that we stay there."

Hughton also praised the part played by fans. "They've turned out in their numbers and have been outstanding as well," he said.