Boss Chris Hughton has urged Albion to rediscover their home strength to prosper in the Premier League.

They have been in poor form at the Amex, where they close the campaign tomorrow with the toughest test of all against champions-elect Manchester City.

Albion have suffered four home defeats from early February, as many as in the whole of last season when they had the eighth-best home-only record with 29 points compared to 15th currently with 23 points.

They were more like their old selves in the second half of the 1-1 draw with Newcastle and Hughton, right, wants them to compete against City, irrespective of the result.

He told The Argus: “It’s important the supporters see a performance.

“Again, we have to acknowledge the fact we’re playing Manchester City. What they saw in the second half against Newcastle, it’ll be hard to see that against City.

“But they’ll want to see the players giving everything, whether defending, covering players. They’ll want to see a committed group of players.

“They’ll know how difficult it will be, but they’ll want to see commitment.

“When we start next season in this division one of the areas we’ll think we need to do well at is results against the teams outside the top six at home.

“That was our strength last year. That has been a difficulty for us and thankfully we have managed to pick up a few results that maybe others wouldn’t have expected.

“But the basis of what we’ve done certainly in the Championship as well has been strong home form and we will need to get back to that.”

Hughton will again be without winger Jose Izquierdo (knee) and midfielder Davy Propper (hamstring), who made his debut in the 2-0 defeat against City at the Amex at the start of last season.