DALE STEPHENS expects Albion to be more attack-minded when they hit the road this season.

The Seagulls are preparing to open their second Premier League campaign on Saturday at Watford – one of 12 away grounds where they drew blanks last term.

Stephens is confident they can improve on a haul of two wins, 11 points and ten goals away from the Amex thanks to the experiences of their debut Premier League campaign.

The midfielder told The Argus: “I go back to the self-belief side of it.

“We have been to every Premier League ground and we take confidence from the wins we had.

“We will go out and express ourselves and go at teams probably more than we did at the start of last year.

“If we can improve on what we did away from home last year, it will give us a good grounding to kick on.”

Albion follow the Vicarage Road trip by playing Manchester United and Liverpool so will be keen to open their points account at Watford – as they did last season, albeit in their third match.

Stephens added: “We have identified where we picked up most of our points last year which is obviously at home.

“We know to improve we are going to have to pick up our away performances.

“Ultimately the results we pick up on the road are vitally important to us.”

Watford are reportedly looking to add West Brom defender Craig Dawson, who scored against the Seagulls on one of their grim awaydays last season, on loan for the coming campaign.