Albion defender Dan Burn says it is “lovely” that the fans are behind him and the team this season.

Burn picked up the sponsors man of the match for his performance on Saturday in the 1-1 draw to West Ham at the Amex.

Albion fans were full of praise for Burn after the game and, as he prepares to face Southampton today, the centre-half spoke about becoming a potential cult hero at the club.

He said: “I had that relationship with the fans at the Wigan for some reason because I’m tall and it was quite entertaining watching me running up and down the line.

“It’s nice that people are saying good things about me but I try not to get caught up too much in it.

“However, in a couple of games time it could be the complete opposite I’ve just got to try and keep a level head and keep going.

“It’s lovely that the fans are behind us and behind the whole team.”

Burn has started two consecutive games in the Premier League compared to last season where he didn’t even make an appearance in the League for Albion.

The 27-year-old is enjoying the game-time he is getting. He said: “I didn’t play at all last season so it’s an improvement on that.

“I just want to keep going as long as I can I am not naive enough to think that I’ve cracked it and I’m there already.

“I know previously that you shouldn’t get too high and you should never get too low. So I just want to keep going, keep me head down and keep playing the way I am.”

Albion are again at the Amex this afternoon when they host Southampton who are yet to get off the mark in the League after being beaten 3-0 by Burnley on the opening day of the season and a narrow 2-1 defeat at home to Liverpool last weekend.

Despite this Burn is aware of the threat The Saints possess. He said: “There isn’t any games in the Premier League that is not tough. They have got Che Adams who is very good going forward.

“We have been watching a load of videos on them and they are very good at pressing. It’s on us to deal with the press and play like we have in the first two games, try and get the crowd behind us and try and get forward.”