CHRIS HUGHTON has revealed keeping Albion up would be his biggest achievement in football.

But the Albion boss sees big games in the next seven weeks as key to hopes of survival.

Hughton was talking after joining George Parris in an Albion double at the Football Black List awards night.

He told Sky Sports: “In my first season at Norwich we finished in 11th place and the second season was very difficult – and that can happen.

“But I think, for the rise that Brighton have had as a club over the last four or five years, that would be right up with any achievement that I’ve had.”

Hughton and Parris were recognised in the coaching and management section at a gala event. While Hughton has led the men’s team to the Premier League, Parris has been in charge of the women’s and girls development set-up.

Parris also guided Albion Women to mid-table in the WSL2 Spring Series after stepping in as caretaker manager.

However the awards go beyond those impressive on-field results.

The Black List recognises people of Caribbean or African background who are seen as role models and icons off the pitch.