Mathew Ryan wants to reward Albion’s patient fans with a moment of history.

The Australia goalkeeper tells The Argus today what it would mean to him to play a positive role in the Premier League title being decided.

But he also knows how Seagulls supporters will respond on a day when the world will be watching events at the Amex.

Albion are braced for a massive occasion as Manchester City bid to secure a second successive title with three points on the final day.

The Seagulls are safe and Ryan would love a big finish after fans were put through some trying times in the second half of the season.

He said: “Every time we pull in that shirt, it is out of respect to them “There have been quite a lot of tough days recently.

“They probably sit there and question things with the results and performances we have given them. It’s not through lack of trying.

“If you were able to dissect and find the reasons for why the performances aren’t happening, you are going to be a coach of a big team.

“The fans have always been supportive of us.

“They are never on our backs, which makes them such great fans.

“It’s understandable that they get a little bit nervy and anxious sometimes in certain situations.

“It’s only natural to question the situation we are getting ourselves in.

“But they have stuck by us the whole way.”

Ryan’s chance to shine could come against a penalty given that Albion are the only Premier League team to have conceded ten spot-kicks this term.

He said: “It’s quite some record this season.

“I think Butts (David Button) faced one or two and we haven’t saved one in the league, which has been a bit frustrating.

“Obviously it’s quite difficult when they get a free shot from 12 yards.”