IT might have only a point at Brighton on Saturday but I think the fact we were able to snatch it is something that really should be celebrated.

After a decent enough first period, we didn’t really turn up for the second half and had to rely on a Jeff Hendrick super-strike to come away from the south coast with anything.

But thinking back 12 months, I don’t think we’d have come away with anything.

There’s still plenty of improvement to be had in the performances but the fact we’re still picking up points without being fully at the races is surely a good sign.

It was also nice to see the three subs – Hendrick, Jay Rodriguez and the forgotten man Matej Vydra – coming on and doing so well because they’ve not had much of a chance to show themselves so far this season.

Hendrick got the goal but it was a superb flick from Vyrda to get the ball to him and hopefully that will give the Czech striker bags of confidence.

Boss Sean Dyche has already said there may be changes for Saturday’s game against Norwich City and it’s probably a good time to make them.

Norwich come into the game on the back of an unbelievable result last week against champions Manchester City but there could be a touch of ‘after the Lord Mayor’s show’ about them this weekend. I certainly hope there is!

Dyche is pretty loyal to his starting XIs but he does have plenty of depth in this squad and he’ll want to keep dangling the carrot.

Why not do it against the Canaries?

With the greatest of respect to Norwich, these are the kind of home games we need to be winning and even with a couple of changes I think we’re capable of that.

They’ve had a decent start to the campaign – made even better by that 3-2 win over City – but I think it will be their home form that will keep them up if they are to survive.

As with most of the promoted clubs, defensively it’s a different game in the Premier League to in the Championship and if we can get any of our four strikers in and amongst them then it might cause them a few problems.

They have danger men themselves – Teemu Pukki and Todd Cantwell especially – so it should make for a cracker of a game at Turf Moor on Saturday.

I just hope the Canaries aren’t the ones singing at 5pm!