Graham Potter acknowledged that his Brighton side “have not done well enough” in front of their own fans so far this season.
The Seagulls have only won three home games in 2021/22. This means they sit 18th out of 20 when it comes to home results.
Potter’s men have fared well on the road though. They are seventh in the away standings with six wins and seven draws.
Brighton host Southampton on Sunday, with boss Potter admitting he is acutely aware of those shortcomings at home.
“We’re aware we haven’t done well enough in front of own supporters,” said Potter.
“We’ve got a few more chances to do that now though, so we want to start on Sunday. Performances have been OK but wins haven’t been enough I think.
“If you look a bit closer at the games at home, we’ve played some draws where we’ve been quite dominant. We’ve missed a couple of penalties, we were quite dominant against Arsenal, we were very dominant against Norwich. And if you get wins in those games perhaps it looks a little different.
“It’s something we’re aware of though, and working to improve. The away supporters have probably had a great experience this season, but we want to give our home fans more to shout about now.
“We don’t really speak about it that much, we just want to do better with it. At home we know we’ve got a bit more work to do, and that’s exciting. Yes that home record’s an issue, but we’ve still managed to get 40 points, and with five games to go it’s not too bad.”
Brighton lost 3-0 at league leaders Manchester City on Wednesday, with Leandro Trossard missing out through sickness. The Belgium forward returned to light training on Thursday though and could yet feature in Sunday’s Saints clash.
“He’s recovered quite well, it was just a 24-hour sickness problem,” said Potter.
“We’ve got a few bumps and bruises but hopefully everyone else should be OK.”
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