Adam Webster says Albion's record-equalling run is a reward for hard work during the tough weeks of lockdown.

The Seagulls are closing in on safety, helped by what is now the club’s joint longest unbeaten sequence away from home in the top flight at five matches.

Their first such run was across two seasons in 1981.

The 1-0 win at Norwich followed four draws and included a third successive away clean sheet, which also equals the club record in the top tier.

Webster says Albion have built on the first of those shutouts, a 0-0 draw at Wolves just before action was halted for 15 weeks due to coronavirus.

He said: “Just before the lockdown we played Wolves away with a really good performance and we were building on that, really.

“The lockdown came at a good time for us. We used it to reflect, to have a break and take our minds off football which we did for a bit.

“We’ve all come back raring to go. The whole lockdown, the lads worked so hard fitness-wise.

“We came back in really good shape and that helped us straight away when we came back to proper training.

“The break came at the right time and allowed us to almost start again. We’ve done really well since the restart.”

Webster was passed fit after a minor hamstring injury suffered at Leicester 13 days ago.

He said: “I trained last Monday but it was a bit too soon for (Manchester) United so I didn’t want to risk it.

“I trained Wednesday, Thursday, Friday so the last couple of days I made real progress. Luckily I felt absolutely fine for the game and I’m happy to be back out there.”