Albion David Button believes he is still improving as a goalkeeper – and tonight is a chance to prove it.

Button reckons Aston Villa’s visit to the Amex tonight is a perfect chance for players like himself to show head coach Graham Potter what they can do.

No.1 Maty Ryan’s form has starved Button and fellow goalkeeper Jason Steele of Premier League minutes this season.

Button played in the previous round’s 2-1 win at League One Bristol Rovers and hopes a chance to impress against Prem opponents will put him to the front of Potter’s mind.

He said: “It’s (the game) very important. It is a chance for players that don’t play as much to show the manager what they can do and, hopefully, push themselves in his thoughts. For me it is a good opportunity to do that.”

Button has made nine appearances for the Seagulls since moving to the South Coast in the summer of 2018.

Despite the limited action, the 30-year-old feels he has grown as a player thanks to the goalkeeping coaching set-up featuring former keepers Ben Roberts and Casper Ankergren.

He said: “We have got a great training group and ethic here. Being in an environment where we are surrounded by top quality players and coaches has been of massive benefit to me.

“I feel I am improving and when the games come round, hopefully, people will be able to see that as well.”

Aston Villa have spent more than £140 million since promotion from the Championship last season and Button is wary their results do not reflect performances.

Button added: “They, like us, have probably not picked up as many results as they would have wanted but from the squad, and the amount of money they have spent, they are going to have good players and they are going to pick up results eventually.