Two players in particular are entitled to feel a little aggrieved at not finishing third in Albion's Player of the Season vote.

Davy Propper, not Glenn Murray or Solly March, took bronze behind Shane Duffy and Lewis Dunk.

Without Murray's goals in the first half of the season, Albion would already be down.

Homegrown March, meanwhile, has enjoyed his most consistent season as Chris Hughton's go-to winger.

The Argus: Only Murray has made more appearances than him in the Premier League.

His starts have increased from 18 to 29, so have the assists from one to five.

The drawback is goals, or rather a lack of them, just one at home to Chelsea in December to accompany the one he scored early last season at Bournemouth.

Two goals in 70 top flight outings since clinching promotion against Wigan is a poor return for somebody with March's talent to go past opponents with ease when he is in the mood. It is a shortcoming he is keen to address.

"I think I've been consistent and played well at times," March told The Argus.

"I would like to add more goals to my game, which I've always said is a thing. I need to try to find a way to do that.

"Over the summer and pre-season I need to work on things to do that. I think the base of my game and affecting games is okay, but I just need to be more effective on the scoresheet.

"I think it's getting in areas, getting in the box more, running off the ball to get in areas of one v ones, getting behind the defence.

"Hopefully I can look at things in the summer, come back raring to go and try to make that difference."

March was a surprise exclusion from the starting line-up against Newcastle at the Amex last Saturday.

He changed the game when Hughton brought him on for the second half, inspiring Albion to a precious point in the fight for survival.

"I tried to use it positively (being left out)," March said. "I was disappointed not to start. It was frustrating.

"I think I used that as a positive, tried to come on and show why I should have started."

Pascal Gross's equaliser in a season ravaged for the German by ankle and hamstring injuries has given Albion a four-point advantage over Cardiff, with the additional benefit of a far better goal difference, with two games to play.

"It's hard having injuries and coming back, getting into your game," March said.

"It takes it out of you mentally and physically it takes you a while to get up to speed.

"He (Gross) kept going and got the crucial goal, so we're happy for him.

"It's looking a lot better. It's football, anything can happen, we're not there yet, so we need to get more points on the board."

The Argus: March's second half display against Newcastle is likely to earn him a return to the starting line-up on Sunday at Arsenal (4.30pm), the club he supported as a boy.

Albion's away record against the established top six makes grim reading, 11 defeats out of 11 with two goals scored and 23 conceded, but they came the closest yet to breaking the pattern in the last away game against Arsenal's North London neighbours, Christian Eriksen striking a late winner for Tottenham.

March said: "I was a Gooner growing up, so it's a game to look forward to.

"They've had a tough time of late. Hopefully we can get the crowd on their back and try to be positive and, you never know, hopefully we can get that big away win.

"If we play like that (Spurs) and work as hard as we did and put our bodies on the line defensively, we can nick a point if not more.

"We just need that bit of quality going forward."

  Albion's Premier League Most Used

  Murray 36 (eight sub)
  Dunk 34 (all starts)
  March 34 (five sub)
  Duffy 33 (all starts)
  Ryan 32 (all starts)
  Propper 30 (all starts)