Brighton are in 16th spot, just one spot above the relegation places, after recording one win and three draws from their first seven games.

The Seagulls went down 2-0 to Chelsea on the weekend.

They have also suffered losses to Southampton, Manchester City and to Aston Villa in the EFL Cup.

But Ryan believes his team is improving and getting to know the playing style demanded by manager Graham Potter, who replaced Chris Hughton in May.

Potter has altered Brighton's philisophy from a defensive, counter-attacking one to a more positive, proactive way of playing.

"Even at Manchester City we played quite well with the ball but the ruthlessness of those teams, especially City, is on another planet," the Socceroo told The Brighton & Hove Independent.

"Credit to us as a playing group and credit to the manger as well, we come here truly thinking we can win games or get results from these games. We have changed the style.

"With the change in manager we have all tried to adapt to that and show our ability as football players to adapt philosophy-wise. We have just not been able to get over the line with a fulfilled performance.

"We have been 90-95% there throughout the majority of the performances and those couple of moments we have had a few things go against us."

The Seagulls host Everton on Saturday.