Boss Chris Hughton says Albion recovered from an "awful" goal to reach the fifth round of the FA Cup.

Leon Balogun inexplicably left the ball at the far post, allowing Kyle Bartley to hook West Brom into the lead 12 minutes from the end of last night's fourth round replay at the Hawthorns.

Florin Andone four minutes later and Glenn Murray with two extra-time goals spared Balogun's blushes. Hughton told The Argus: "It seemed an awful goal to concede.

"I thought we were the better team, the more likely to score, but we also made hard work of it.

"We were up against a younger, enthusiastic side who made it hard for us. When you go 1-0 down with not so long to go then you start to think it's not going to be our day."

Albion face Championship opposition again in Derby County in the last 16 at the Amex on Saturday week (12.30).

Three of the top six in the Premier League are out, while Chelsea and Manchester United face each other in the fifth round.

Hughton referred on Monday to an opportunity for a less fancied club to reach Wembley.

"That hasn't changed," he said. "We are looking at what you would regard as a giant killing with Newport beating Middlesbrough. That's the FA Cup and, of course, the fact that the teams are out there are opportunities for others.

"And at this moment there is a great opportunity for either ourselves or Derby to get through to the next round, which from our point of view would be wonderful."

Hughton has dispelled fears of an injury to midfielder Yves Bissouma when he was taken off in extra-time.

"We wanted to use the substitutions to change the game a bit," he said. "It was just tactical."

Albion hope to have Dale Stephens back from a hip problem for Burnley's visit on Saturday.

Stephens was scheduled to start last Saturday's 0-0 draw at home to Watford but pulled out in the warm-up, Bissouma stepping in as a late replacement.