FORMER Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle midfielder Jermaine Jenas has backed Graham Potter's reaction to being booed by fans.

Albion fans booed the team and manager after watching them draw 0-0 against Leeds despite having dominated most of the match.

The Yorkshire side struggled to contain the Seagulls, and were lucky not to concede. The home side just lacked that final touch in front of the goal.

"I am a little bit perplexed about the reaction from the crowd at the end because the performance was fantastic, against a team that makes it difficult for you" said Potter about the reaction of the fans.

The Argus: Brighton and Hove Albion manager Graham PotterBrighton and Hove Albion manager Graham Potter

The Albion manager also said: "Maybe I need a history lesson. I need to understand were we are at because as far as I can see we are eighth in the Premier League and the boys are giving everything.

"We'll carry on."

The manager has been backed over his reaction from Jermaine Jenas who argued that Potter "rightly" defended himself and his team.

Speaking on Match of the Day, Jenas said: "They are 8th in the Premier League this year. They have had a fantastic start to the season.

"The last few results have not been what he has wanted regarding getting the win, but they have taken huge steps forward since last year.

"They play lovely stuff, and I think the strikers have let them down a bit but should not be booing them.

The Argus: Former Newcastle and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jermaine JenasFormer Newcastle and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jermaine Jenas

After Sunday's matches Albion 9th in the table, only two points behind 6th placed Wolves.

Potter and his team now travel to London to take on West Ham, a team they have not lost to since gaining promotion to the Premier League.