Boss Chris Hughton has urged Albion to play smart and sensible against Crystal Palace.

Hughton is aware of the risk of emotions taking charge in tomorrow night's clash between the traditional rivals at the Amex.

Red cards have been shown in each of Albion's last three matches, one for them and two for opponents.

Hughton said: "You want a team that's fired up and knows what this particular game means. It's normal stuff.

"Once the game starts you have to treat as a normal game, a game you have to get right tactically and you have to do all the things well to get what you want.

"If you are too emotional in a game, we've been involved in our last three games where either us or our opposition have played with ten men after a sending off.

"We have to be smart and go about business the right way. We have to take into consideration the emotions, the fight and the passion that comes with this type of game but we have to play sensibly."

Dale Stephens, on target against Palace last season in the FA Cup, completes a three-match ban tomorrow night for his red card at Cardiff last month.