Albion are aiming to step up a level from their defeat by Aston Villa.

And that means being more of a creative force.

The Seagulls have reviewed their 2-0 defeat at Villa in depth this week.

They know key areas to improve as they take on Leeds at the Amex.

Albion have scored six goals in as many home games this term, including three penalties and two headers from set-pieces.

Graham Potter was supportive of his side’s efforts at Villa in the immediate aftermath of defeat.

He says that perspective has not greatly changed in the past seven days but he has told The Argus there has to be more creativity.

The Albion head coach said: “I think if you analyse the game up until the first goal, 83 minutes, we were probably the better team, restricted Aston Villa to pretty much no chances.

“I think the thing for us is, if you draw the game 0-0, you say it’s a good point and relatively decent performance but, when the result goes the other way, you have to analyse yourself and say, ‘How can we improve this?’.

“I think there are lots of things we did quite well.

“But we didn’t create enough. We didn’t challenge them enough with the possession we had and that is something we acknowledge collectively.

“The guys knew that as well and that is something we have been speaking about and trying to work through.

“I always say there is an opponent on the pitch as well.

“Steven Gerrard’s first game and I think Villa Park stuck with the team a little more than they probably would normally and they held out for their win and deserved it in the end because they finished the game stronger than us.


“But always in a game the better reflection comes with time.

“Up to 83 minutes I was relatively happy with what we did.

“But always with the acknowledgement that we needed to do more if we wanted to take the step up.”