Glenn Murray expects Albion to come back stronger from their relegation scare.

But the striker has also revealed why their probable finishing position of 17th is slightly misleading.

Murray says he can understand why a tough second half of the season could be the making of Albion.

The process of bouncing back starts once Manchester City have left the Amex, with or without the title, on Sunday.

Murray told The Argus: “I think it is the same as every summer.

“Every football club in the land is always trying to improve themselves and make their squad stronger and more talented.

“I am sure that is what the club will be trying to do this year again.”

Former West Brom boss Darren Moore told listeners to BBC Radio 5live that Albion will be better for their recent experiences.

Moore, involved in the dogfight a year ago, said: “They will make slight adjustments for next season and it will stand them in good stead.

“A season like this for Brighton could be the making of them. I think a lot has been learnt.

“It’s very difficult to change in mid-season. Chris (Hughton) will now get together with the powers that be and look to how they can take Brighton forward.”

Murray told The Argus: “I can understand that. First season, you are out to prove everyone wrong.

“In the second season, we haven’t really been mentioned in the relegation predictions.

“Unfortunately, we got sucked into it and I thought it showed the mettle of the squad to pick ourselves up off a bad run of form and come through it and remain in the Premier League.

“Next year is about making that next step.”

Murray also highlighted the gap of five points plus goal difference which separates Albion from relegated Cardiff with one game remaining.

He said: “Most years, if you are five points above the relegation zone, there are other teams in between.

“You aren’t usually just one place above it. I think this is a bit of a one-off this year.”