Glenn Murray has been backed to cause old club Crystal Palace a ton of trouble.

Boss Chris Hughton says it would be fitting if Murray reached 100 league goals for Albion in the showdown at Selhurst Park (12.30).

Murray, on target for both teams in past meetings, has been stuck on 99 since a double at Fulham at the end of January.

Hughton said: “It would be (fitting) and I think we would be delighted. But I think Crystal Palace might have something to say about that.

“Both sets of supporters appreciate what he has given both clubs, and I think that’s really nice for a player.”

The Fulham game is the only one in which Murray has been on the mark in his last 13 league appearances since hitting the target against Palace at the Amex in December.

Hughton is not worried about the lean spell.

He said: “The good thing for Glenn is that he has been there for chances.

“Even if we go back to the Fulham game when Glenn scored two goals but, on another day, he could have had another couple. At Leicester, good opportunities.

“Probably our best opportunity before Florin (Andone) scored against Huddersfield.

“So when you are a striker, I think the biggest concern is when you are not getting the chances, or when you are not in the position to get chances. He is.

“If you are that striker, and particularly someone like Glenn whose strength is scoring goals, he would be more disappointed if he wasn’t getting those chances.”

Hughton has not noticed any drop in 35-year-old Murray’s performance levels.

“I think as regards his output, there is no difference,” Hughton said.

“He’s still working as hard and getting into the areas, and these are recent games.

“These are opportunities he has missed in recent games so he is still getting in the right positions.

“And when you’re that type of player, Glenn will always score goals, no matter what age he is.”