Glenn Murray admits Brighton and Hove Albion’s players are still working on getting used to new boss Graham Potter’s “ethos” this summer.

After Chris Hughton was sacked by the Seagulls in May, former Swansea City manager Potter was appointed as his successor on a four-year contract.

In their latest pre-season outing on Saturday, Brighton lost 2-1 at Fulham, with German playmaker Pascal Gross on target for the Seagulls and Maryport’s Murray having a first-half header disallowed for offside.

While disappointed to lose, former Carlisle United and Workington Reds frontman Murray says Brighton’s primary focus is ensuring they are ready for their 2019/20 Premier League opener at Watford on August 10.

“The main thing is to get that match fitness and get ready for the first weekend of the Premier League season, but it’s always nice to score goals, in whatever game you’re playing,” said the 35-year-old, speaking after the match.

“It’s my job to get goals and I was close to getting one. I haven’t looked back at the tape, but it was pretty tight [the offside].

“Obviously, we don’t go out there to lose games, but Fulham are a week ahead of us because their season starts one week before ours.

"It was a step up in opponent from our last game in Austria, but all in all, it was a good run-out for the team.”

Birmingham City are Brighton’s next pre-season opponents this weekend.

“I don’t think it’s about improving anyone individually, it’s about improving the team,” Murray told the Seagulls’ website.

“That would have a knock-on effect, and for me personally, hopefully we’ll create more chances to score goals.

"I feel good; obviously it’s a whole new regime and we’re trying to learn the gaffer’s ethos and trying to do that out on the field.

“We’re building up a little bit slower, and you can see some of the patterns coming out that we’ve been working on.

“As far as we’re concerned, we’re learning week-in week-out, day-in day-out, and I think you can see a difference to last year in the pre-season games so far.

“It’s all a progression from the training field on to the pitch, and so far, so good.”

Following their clash against Pep Clotet’s Birmingham on Saturday, Brighton will end their pre-season with a home friendly against Spanish side Valencia.

Back-to-back home matches against West Ham (August 17) and Southampton (August 24) follow their Premier League opener at Vicarage Road, before a trip to take on reigning champions Man City on August 31.