Graham Potter might just start to see some light at the end of the tunnel this weekend.

But, until it happens, don’t take anything for granted.

So far, 2020 has been that type of year.

Ready to throw anything at all of us just when we thought we had seen its worst.

For Potter, and for 2020, read 2019-20 as in the football season.

He knew he was facing a challenge as he signed up in May of last year.

But none of us can have known quite what the subsequent 14 months or so would hold.

Potter admits he is fully aware of the pressure of keeping Albion in the Premier League during a busy run-in.

That applies this summer of all summers with already stretched finances being further tested by consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic Albion have a chance to ease concerns when they go to Norwich City today ahead of tough away trips for teams just below them in the bottom six this weekend.

They will be keen to take advantage with home games versus Liverpool and Manchester City to follow.

But it has been a tough debut campaign in the division for Potter, both on and off the pitch.

He admitted: “I’m sure we all feel responsibility. I certainly do.

“I haven’t enjoyed the last few months at all in terms of the feeling isn’t very nice. But, at the same time, it’s a challenge.

“I’ve been through quite some tough stuff this year, so perspective is quite a good thing to use.

“You can only do your best and make the decisions that you think are right.”

Potter’s debut year in the Prem has seen him change Albion’s playing style and keep them out of the bottom three.

He suffered personal tragedy as his father lost a battle against cancer.

And he has helped guide his squad through the unprecedented demands of lockdown due to coronavirus, resulting in a 15-week break between matches.

That meant coordinating programmes via video – and granting time off at the right moment - which would keep everyone fit, motivated and engaged.

He has introduced a host of players who, like him, are new to the Premier League.

So perhaps it was not surprising that he should be asked whether, like his Bournemouth counterpart Eddie Howe, life is getting to him.

Potter said: “I can’t comment on how Eddie is. Sometimes it’s about perspective and how you internalise things.

“It’s only views from the outside and how you deal with that internally that is the pressure.

“Of course there is pressure, there is external noise, responsibility. Everybody knows the financial implications of the Premier League are huge.

“But if you really think about it too much, you probably don’t get out of bed.

“You just have to get on with your job.”

Potter says that has been helped by the attitude of his players at all times, including in defeat to Manchester United.

He added: “You always things to learn from games. Not just from the players but yourself because that is the coaching process.

There are things I’ve learnt but also things that have been reiterated to me which is a group that is ready to give everything, which I thought they did.”