Graham Potter has warned it is too early to start talking about Prem surprise packages.

Albion will aim to build on what is close to a two-points-per-game start to the season as they resume action at Norwich on Saturday.

They take on a Canaries side who are off the mark in term of points thanks to a 0-0 draw at Burnley.

Albion all but secured Premier League safety on their most recent trip to Carrow Road, when they won 1-0 before empty stands in the Restart fixtures.

These days they are being spoken of as a revelation team such as West Ham and Aston Villa last season.

But Potter will not be involved in such discussions as Albion prepare to tackle Norwich amid what is usually a vibrant atmosphere within the tight confines of Carrow Road.

The Seagulls head coach said: “It’s too early to say, the sample is so small.

“What I would say is everyone is adapting to the crowd coming back.

“It has had a positive impact on the game because we have been playing being closed doors for over a year.

“Everyone is enjoying that and that can take a little bit of time to settle down.

“But I think at the moment the sample size is so small you can’t really have any trends or patterns.”

Potter is set to update on his squad when he faces the media tomorrow lunchtime with several players having missed matches going into the international fortnight.

Jakub Moder could have a key part to play in Norfolk after a strong midfield outing in the draw against Arsenal going into the break in fixtures.


Moder was restored to the Poland starting XI for their pivotal World Cup qualifier in Albania last night having only played half an hour as sub in a stroll versus San Marino at the weekend.

Albion’s international activity away from the first team squad included an hour for 16-year-old striker Evan Ferguson, starting for the Republic of Ireland under-21s in Montenegro yesterday.