Graham Potter says he has the squad to cope with the mental strain and demands of a survival battle.

Albion hope to take a step towards Premier League safety with a win at Norwich City on Saturday (12.30pm, BT Sport).

Potter expects expectation to be as high as ever on his team during the run-in.

That is despite other problems resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic which, it was put to him, might help put football results into a different perspective.

Albion’s head coach said: “I don’t think human beings are generally that good with perspective because we are all really privileged and really fortunate in terms of where we are now.

“But that does not mean to say we don’t feel pressure or the challenge. Or the stress. Because we do – absolutely.

“But that is a massive part of what we are here for and I know from the group that we have that we are ready to take that challenge on.”

Albion visit a Norwich side who are bottom of the table after losing four successive league games, then return to the Amex to meet top two Liverpool and Manchester City.

Potter is aware today’s clash will be seen as key but said: “It is somebody else’s expectations.

“I don’t think you can write off games in the Premier League. We don’t. We believed we could beat Arsenal, Leicester and Manchester United.

“We had a plan to try to do that so it is not like we were sitting there waiting for this game to come along.

“And in this game you have to be respectful of the competition.

“Brighton can lose to Norwich – that can happen, absolutely.

“You have to just deal with both in a good way. You think you can win but also you know you can lose if you don’t do things well.”