Graham Potter wants Albion’s stirring comeback to be a turning point on and off the pitch.

The Seagulls recovered from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 at West Ham before taking the applause of their fans.

It was only the second time they had taken a Premier League point on the road from a two-goal deficit.

Albion remain winless in 2020 but their late rally can lift players and an increasingly concerned fanbase.

Head coach Potter said: “I think the supporters who were there would go home quite happy and proud with the team and rightly so.

“I think they enjoyed how we tried to play and what we tried to do and the character we showed.

“Again, we weren’t perfect but I thought over the course of the game we were the better team.”

Albion were briefly in the bottom three on Saturday but Potter believes their activity in the January transfer window can help them pull away from danger.

He said: “I am happy with the players we’ve got.

“I’m happy with the fact we can improve and I think we saw that (on Saturday).

“You can see there is enough in the group, there is enough in the team that can get points and get us up the table.

“We have also added some exciting players to the group.

“Obviously it’s a thank you to Gaetan (Bong) and Leon Balogun, who have left us, but they were in situations where, in fairness to them and what they have done for the club, they needed to play.

“You understand that and we wish them well.”