Albion boss Chris Hughton does not get the recognition he deserves, according to rival boss Mark Hughes.

The Seagulls visit Hughes' Southampton in the Premier League on Monday night (8pm) with only goal difference dividing the sides after four games.

Hughes said of Hughton: "He's done an outstanding job. Since he's come up he's established them as a good club in the Premier League, at the top level of English football.

"Chris is very underrated as a manager in my view. He's done great jobs everywhere he has been and sometimes doesn't get the recognition for what he has achieved in the game.

"From his point of view, I think he is enjoying his time there. It looks a good club, a stable club, good facilities, great stadium, so a lot of things you need as a manager are in place for him.

"I'm sure he's enjoying his time at the moment."

Southampton have concerns about strikers Charlie Austin (hamstring) and Shane Long (toe), but fellow front man Danny Ings (blister) is expected to be fine.

The Argus: Austin (No.10 above) came off the bench to score the only goal in the closing stages when Southampton knocked Albion out of the Carabao Cup at the Amex last month.