Graham Potter has backed Adam Webster to bounce back from a tough day at the Amex.

The defender was at fault for the Oliver McBurnie goal which sent the Seagulls to a 1-0 defeat by Sheffield United.

He was later reprieved by David McGoldrick’s glaring miss after an error.

Potter said Albion must take collective responsibility for their third home defeat of the season and offered support to Webster.

The Seagulls head coach said: “He did well against Crystal Palace. Everyone is like that, they’ll have moments where they’ll dip and show good form.

“Today wasn’t his good game at all, I can’t say anything else.

“But he wasn’t the reason why (we lost) and we’re all in it together.

“We win and we lose together. I’m as much responsible as anybody.

“When you’re adapting from the Championship to the Premier League you don’t expect it to be a straight line in terms of performances.

“It is his first season. He’s adapting.

“You’re going to have moments where you’re not so good, it’s how you respond. We know that’s the path he’s going to take. He’s going to need to improve, like us all.”

Potter said he could sense unease among home supporters from midway through the first half.

He added: “There was a feeling of stress in the game.

“I’m not disappointed in the crowd because we weren’t good.

“The crowd have been great with us. As a collective we weren’t good enough.”