Graham Potter expects Albion to be in great heart as they aim to ease relegation fears.

The Seagulls will be NINE points clear of the relegation zone at full-time at Carrow Road on Saturday if they have beaten Norwich City.

That could change when other teams play over the rest of the weekend.

West Ham underlined there could be twists and turns as they beat Chelsea 3-2 last night.

But opportunity beckons for Albion to take a big step towards securing a fourth successive Premier League campaign.

Potter says there is no reason to be down after their efforts in the last half-hour or so of Tuesday’s 3-0 defeat to Manchester United.

But he reckons there is plenty to be learned from that experience, starting with himself.

Albion’s head coach told The Argus: “I didn’t want the boys to be down after that.

“We can always do things better ourselves.

“That includes me so we will learn from that but the attitude of the players, the fight of the players, the quality at times (were good).

“I thought we could have had a goal.

“I thought we had some opportunities.

“It isn’t so easy to create those against a good team.

“There were positives there. I’m as happy as I can be with a 3-0 defeat.”

Bournemouth slipped to 19th on goal difference, still on 27 points, as they lost at 4-1 home to Newcastle yesterday.



The Cherries visit Manchester United on Saturday.

Newcastle have still to visit the Amex and looked a stylish outfit.

Norwich go into their clash against Albion on the back of a 4-0 defeat at Arsenal yesterday.