Cape Town - Goalkeeper Mat Ryan is determined to help make
the Amex a difficult place for visiting teams to get results as Brighton
prepare to host Norwich.
The Seagulls won just once on their own patch in the second
half of last season, March's 1-0 success against Huddersfield, much to the
dismay of those turning up to support them.
Life has been a touch easier this time around, losing just
one of their five home Premier League outings and winning their last two.
The 3-0 victory over Tottenham was particularly impressive,
but Graham Potter's side showed plenty of grit as they ground out a 3-2 success
against Everton last weekend.
Saturday presents the perfect chance to make it three home
wins in a row when Norwich visit Falmer.
After a decent start to life back in the Premier League,
beating both Newcastle and Manchester City, the Canaries have been grounded by
a run of five without a victory, four of those being defeats.
Sat 19th in the Premier League table, Daniel Farke's team
need some inspiration but look to be facing Brighton at just the wrong time.
Ryan says his side owed their fans a run of performances
after last term's home hoodoo and admits that making it three wins on the spin
would further boost the growing air of invincibility when they step out at the
"On the back of last year's poor form at home closing
the season, it was important we turned it around quickly to make the Amex a
fortress," Ryan is quoted as saying by The Argus. "We want to take
advantage of the fans being here, acting as an extra man for us, and you do
that by getting the results.
"Having two wins on the bounce against good opponents
is really a big confidence boost for us as a side."
- TeamTalk Media