Nathan Jones has likened Stoke City to Albion as he prepares for his new chapter.

The Seagulls’ former coach takes charge of the Potters for the first time as they visit Brentford tomorrow.

Jones, who was in charge at Luton, revealed he was on a short break in Brighton when he received the call from Stoke asd they sought a successor to Gary Rowett.

He said: "I've been at good clubs. I was at Brighton, that was a really good community club that had the fans at heart, that listened to the fans. They did things with the fans.

"They had good people throughout and that's why Brighton have had success.

"Yep, they have got a fantastic manager but there are good people right throughout.

"There are so many parallels to Brighton here."

Jones' debut at Griffin Park is another parallel. Hughton's first game as Albion boss was also away to Brentford as he supervised a 2-0 win in the FA Cup.