Record points tally means the most to Potter

Albion aiming to finish with highest top-flight position.

By Bruce Talbot • 22 May 2022

By Paul Hazlewood
Graham Potter's team sit on 48 points going into Sunday's game.

We have already broken several records this season and others could fall if we finish the season with victory over West Ham United at the Amex on Sunday.

But Graham Potter has no doubts what means the most to him.

"It has to be the most points, because that's a reflection of the season's work,” said the head coach.

"This season, for example, we had six consecutive defeats so you've always got to talk about the whole picture. It just goes to show in a season in the Premier League it's not going to be straightforward, even though, arguably, this is going to be the best season in the club's history.


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Potter's West Ham press conference

"There's still pain that you are going to go through and times that it's going to be absolutely tough and you need the support of the fans and everybody else.”

Albion start Sunday’s game in tenth place and could finish anywhere between eighth and 14th depending on other results. Our previous highest position in the top flight was 13th in 1981-82 in the old First Division. We have already set a record for the most number of away points and wins.

"Hopefully we'll finish on 51 points and we'll look back in 20 years and think that must have been great, but the reality of the story of the season was there were good bits and bad bits,” said Potter.

"Our challenge is to take off the bit at the bottom, keep the bit at the top and maybe improve on that as well next season.”