This is Graham Potter and his staff as you have never seen them on a matchday.

The Albion head coach, his assistant Billy Reid and first team coach Bruno joined The Big Sleep Out on Friday night to raise awareness and raise vital funds for the homeless in Brighton and Hove.

Potter said: "We had an easy version of sleeping rough but it still gave us an insight into the challenges the homeless community face on a daily and nightly basis.

"Having experienced just one night out on the street, I cannot imagine what it would be like suffering in this way with no idea of what the future holds, or where the next meal might be coming from.

"There is a ridiculous stigma attached. These are some of the most vulnerable members of our society, and they need our help and support.

"Many are suffering from illness, poor health and it is heart breaking in 2021 that we still see people living on our streets.

"There are some amazing charities across the UK, and here in Brighton and Hove, who do some amazing work. It's getting tougher for those organisations, and as we move into the depths of winter when the nights will get colder, with temperatures going sub-zero, I would urge those of you who can, to give them your support this winter."

The event at St Peter's Church was organised by Off the Fence, who support the homeless community.

Money raised from the event will go towards some of the charity’s work such as its Anti-Freeze Project, which offers a range of care including food, sleeping bags, clothes, showers and laundry services at its day centre and emotional support for the homeless.

For more information visit, use the hashtag #OTFsleepout2021, or visit their supporters’ JustGiving page.