Former Albion midfielder Oliver Norwood has dismissed a suggestion Sheffield United met his old club at the right time.

And he has given some insight into what it is like to take on Roberto De Zerbi’s side.

Norwood helped Blades to a 1-1 draw at the Amex on Sunday.

They got their point against ten men and in the aftermath of Albion’s midweek trip to Ajax which saw four players – including skipper Lewis Dunk – added to the injury list.

Asked whether he watched the Seagulls’ demanding trip to Holland with some relish, Norwood replied: “No, not at all.

“They have got a very good squad of 18, 20 players who are all obviously capable of playing in the Premier League.

“I don’t think anyone can really complain about injuries when you see what we have had. It just is what it is.”

Norwood said Blades’ away point should not be under-rated.

He said: “They are a very good team, the way they play and their shape.

“They are very patient, they move you about.

“It was very difficult, especially when you concede early, you can lose a bit of self-belief but we stuck at it.

“From their point of view, the red card probably changed the game but we were glad to score so early after that.

“It’s a very good point for us away from home.”

Norwood could be seen looking to calm members of his own coaching staff in the hectic final stages against the Seagulls.

He later caught up with Albion staff behind the scenes.

Norwood played for the club in their promotion season of 2016-17 and features in many of the celebratory photos dotted around the stadium.