YVES BISSOUMA says an FA Cup run can be precious as he finds his feet in English football.

And he would love that process to include a second goal for Albion tonight.

The Mali midfielder is expected to start the fourth round replay at West Bromwich Albion (8.05pm).

He would love to be involved and believes cup football is proving valuable playing time.

It also offered the chance to score his first goal for the club when he netted at Bournemouth in the third round.

Bissouma exudes self-belief when he is out in the middle but says he is still finding his way after a summer move from Lille.

He told The Argus: “The cup will allow me to have more playing time. It’s good for building my confidence.

“I hope to help the team in the cup and after that, we’ll see.

“I was really pleased with the goal (at Bournemouth) because I had been waiting for a bit.

“I think all the directors and supporters at the club had been waiting for it.

“I hope it is the start of me scoring a few more.

“But the most important thing is the team. I’m trying to do everything for the team and that is what I have done.

“If the team is doing well, I’m happy.”

Bissouma could enjoy a second start of the week after his late call-up for the league match against Watford.

He was brought into the initial XI after Dale Stephens felt a hip problem in the warm-up.

Bissouma said: “I was obviously surprised.

“I wasn’t expecting to start the match because I wasn’t supposed to.

“When Dale was injured, they called me straight away.

“I turned up at the stadium and I knew I was on the bench so I prepared.

“But I always prepare for a game as if I was starting it, even if I’m on the bench, so it wasn’t a real problem for me.”

Stephens is likely to be rested tonight as boss Chris Hughton makes several changes.

Iran winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh is set for a start after returning from a hamstring injury and Asian Cup commitments.

Hughton said: “We’re delighted to have him back and back with all of his concentration now on all of these games through to the end of the season.

“He’s looked very sharp in training and we are really keen to get him back involved.”