Graham Potter is preparing Albion for a hostile afternoon at Elland Road.

But the head coach believes an end-of term trip to relegation-threatened Leeds United is a good game for his mid-table team.

The Seagulls return to a stadium where they have won five times in the last decade for a match being seen as Leeds’ biggest at home for years.

They are 18th going into their last two games and fans will be roaring them on in their final home fixture as they look to clamber above Burnley or Everton.

Potter said: “You have to make the players aware of what to expect.

“We expect a hostile game, we expect aggression, we expect all that.

“Leeds are fighting for their lives and their supporters will try to help them so it’s up to us to try and change that narrative and make it more difficult for them.

“It’s going to be a test and the guys are looking forward to it.

“It’s a good game for us. It’s not like we’re playing against another team with nothing to play for.

“We are in a really good fight against a team fighting for their lives and we have to go there and make sure we perform well.”

Leeds have lost Luke Ayling and Dan James, Potter’s former star player at Swansea, to bans after needless red cards in recent games.

Potter said: “They are doing everything they can to stay in the Premier League.

“They have lost two or three players. There is a fine line between what we understand is aggression and winning the ball and competing.

“If it goes the other way the referee has to act but we respect what they are trying to do, we respect the game.

“We will go there, compete and do our best.”