Albion's FA Cup tie against Newcastle has been selected for live ITV coverage.

  The kick-off for the third round clash at The Amex on Saturday January 5 has been moved forward as a result to 12.30pm.

  Albion knocked Newcastle out at The Amex in the fourth round last year, Will Buckley scoring the only goal.

  Their chances of staging a repeat have been improved by the absence of the Toon's influential French midfielder Yohan Cabaye until February following groin surgery.

  Albion boss Gus Poyet told The Argus: "There could be an extra bit on it, because of last year. It's a Premiership club with a great fan base, so it's going to be a nice game.

  "They've had injuries to very key players. When (Fabricio) Coloccini hasn't been playing they pay a little bit at the back. Cabaye is an absolutely key player in the middle and Ben Arfa can really open up any defence when it's tight.

  "Everybody knows, if they are all fit, Newcastle are an absolutely fantastic team to watch."

  Amex season ticket holders can claim their seat via the auto-cup scheme. See the club website,, for full details.