Albion marksman Glenn Murray has been backed to keep a cool head against former club Crystal Palace tonight.

Manager Chris Hughton believes his talismanic goalscorer will keep his emotions in check.

Murray has vowed in an interview with seagulls tv not to celebrate if he adds to his four goals in five games, out of respect to the Palace fans.

Hughton said: “We certainly will need Glenn to keep the form he is in going. He has been very good for us.

“I think Glenn’s intelligent enough to know the emotion there can be in this type of game and the fact he has played for both teams.

“He is experienced enough and a clever enough footballer to know that he’s got to divorce himself from that.

And we need calm heads, we need him to do the role he has given us since he’s been back in the team.

“And, of course, to win this fixture you’ve got to score goals and we need somebody to be at the forefront of that.”

Murray fears some Albion supporters will never forgive him for joining Palace on a free transfer in June 2011, after boss Gus Poyet no longer wanted him.

He said: “It’s difficult to change people’s perception of you. I would like to think the goals have done it but there are still the people out there that still doubt me and just don’t like me for that one reason - that I joined a rival club.”