The key quotes from Graham Potter's post-West Bromwich Albion press conference
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Brighton & Hove Albion manager Graham Potter met with the media following the Seagulls' 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion.

Jake Livermore gave the hosts the lead with a 40th minute own goal before Karlan Grant equalized in the 83rd minute. 

Potter talked about the match, how his side have done this season and what they must do to gain maximum points following performances like this.

Brighton remain in 16th place in the Premier League while West Brom sit in 17th, still looking for their first victory on their return to the top flight.

"A draw was a fair result"

Potter was understandably disappointed at the outcome, but is hoping his side can learn from what occurred moving forward.

"Frustrated, certainly the second half", he said. "The timing of their equalizer makes the result disappointing. I thought over the course of the game a draw was probably a fair result. We were the better team in the first half and could probably have been further ahead.

"West Brom responded well in the second half and pushed us back and they deserved their equalizer. We weren't at the same level, so in the end we have to learn from that."

"We have had some good performances this season"

The Seagulls boss knew it would be difficult to protect a 1-0 lead, given the talent at this level.

"All the time the score is 1-0 the opposition are still in the game and you know teams in this division that teams will respond because of the quality of the teams you're up against.

"We have had some good performances this season. The challenge is turn performance into points. It doesn't matter how well you play or how well you try to play, that doesn't guarantee you results at the highest level. 

"We're humble enough to know that; we have to learn from what we did well tonight and improve the things that we didn't do so well. But something to learn from and build from."

"Danny is another good option for us going forward"

Potter named Danny Welbeck to the bench and thought about substituting him late in the game and despite him not getting in, the Brighton manager is looking forward to having him available for future matches.

"There are always lots of considerations to be made during the game. He's only been with us a few days and he was in our thoughts for the final change, but Alexis (Mac Allister) scored last weekend and we were just trying to do the right thing.

"Danny is another good option for us going forward and we have good competition in that area of that pitch." 

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