MATY RYAN admits Albion are trying to take less risks at the back in order to maintain their Premier League status.

The Seagulls kept their first clean sheet in eight games against Wolves in the 0-0 draw at Molineux on Saturday.

It was Albion’s first shutout since the 2-0 win over Bournemouth at the end of December.

Albion have regularly played out from the back under head coach Graham Potter’s reign.

It has led to them conceding goals on a couple of occasions, notably against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in September when a loose touch by Adam Webster led to a penalty for his foul on Mason Mount.

A Davy Propper mistake in the home game against Wolves led to a Diego Jota equaliser too.

With Albion just two points clear of the drop zone, goalkeeper Ryan says it is about striking the right balance.

Ryan said: “We make changes every week. We tweak the game plan with whomever we are coming up against in mind.

“There are times where he (Graham Potter) has wanted us to be more expansive at the back and try to play a lot more because he felt it would give us the best chance to win the game.

“At times he has also told us to be more solid and try to take less risks at the back, so it is about finding that balance.

“That is the challenge each week to implement the game plan that is going to give you the best chance to win the game. That is his motive behind the tactics.

“Everyone is trying to do their best for the club to reach their goals.”