If there was one thing which pleased Graham Potter in Albion's last match, it was how solid they looked in the second half.

Okay, there wasn’t just one thing.

Potter took quite a few pluses from the 1-1 draw with Watford.

But that security in the second half – or probably from the moment they went behind on 19 minutes - was one of them.

The Seagulls drew at home after going behind to a poor goal from their viewpoint.

They deserved to draw back level, albeit through a gift own goal.

Did they create enough to win? Probably not.

In fact, a draw is the best the Seagulls have ever achieved in the Premier League when conceding the first goal at the Amex.

The good thing for Potter was how they never looked like conceding a second when they were chasing the game at 1-0 down.

Nor, as can happen, did they switch off and concede soon after getting over the hump of drawing level.

That sort of solidity will have to be on view for much of the run-in to help keep Albion out of trouble.

Especially given the stats in terms of scoring or conceding first at home.

Since winning promotion, Albion’s record at the Amex after going 1-0 down is played 24, drawn ten and lost 14.

They came from behind to lead against Wolves this season before being pegged back for a 2-2 draw.

They have come from 2-1 to win, against Everton this season.

But that match features in the list of those where the Seagulls scored first.

And they have threatened a win after a drawing level.

But those three points at home coming from 1-0 down remain elusive.

(They have done it away, at Huddersfield last season).

Conversely, their record at home when scoring first is excellent.

The only defeat in such matches was against Manchester City at the end of last season in the match which saw Pep Guardiola’s men secure the title.

They fell behind from 1-0 up in the aforementioned fixture against Everton this season before winning 3-2.

And they have let leads slip in five other games (twice in one such fixture against Bournemouth).

But that first goal is crucial which means so is defending well.

Speaking after the Watford game, Potter told The Argus: “Sometimes when you play how we want to play, if you concede chances it can be a problem because you feel vulnerable.

“I didn’t think we felt vulnerable today. If anything, we could have built up a little better.

“Certainly in the first half we could have built up a little bit better and I felt we created our own problems a little bit.

“I felt we were quite solid and, while you can always look to yourself to create more, you can also make sure the opposition aren’t creating.”

Shane Duffy returned to the back four against Watford and looked a little uneasy when the visitors went ahead.

But he was very secure in the second half with his side keeping Watford quiet.

One of the interesting points to look out when Albion resume action at Sheffield United will be the make-up of the defence.

Duffy has a lot of supporters within the Albion fanbase but Adam Webster made a good start to the top-flight life after signing from Bristol City last summer.

Potter sounded fairly pleased with Duffy’s efforts after the Watford game.

The Albion boss said: “We know Shane’s quality and we have good competition in these areas.

“I thought, because of how they use Troy Deeney, with a lot of aerial stuff, that is Shane’s strength.

“I am happy that he played and contributed and he is an important player for us.”