Beram Kayal is poised for a shot at FA Cup glory with Albion.

And the chance to be a quarter-final hero, just like another midfielder 36 years ago.

Jimmy Case scored the only goal in Albion's only quarter-final victory against Norwich at the Goldstone in 1983.

Kayal is on course for a rare start for the Seagulls in Sunday's tie against Millwall at the Den (2pm).

The Israeli international has been a peripheral figure in the Premier League.

He has made just seven starts this season but has played in all four FA Cup ties against Bournemouth, West Brom (twice) and Derby.

Kayal also played in every round last season, when Albion were knocked out in the quarter-finals at Manchester United.

Boss Chris Hughton looks sure to turn to him again against Millwall, especially as Yves Bissouma is suspended and Pascal Gross (hamstring) is a major injury doubt.

Kayal (below) has suffered from competition for central midfield places since Albion won promotion.

The Argus: He was limited to eight Premier League starts last term and there must be a question mark over whether the 30-year-old, out of contract at the end of next season, will be prepared to accept another campaign on the fringes.

But Kayal has been right at the heart of Albion's bid to reach a semi-final for the second time in their history.

Case got them there in controversial fashion in 1983 en route to the final and eventual defeat by Manchester United in a replay, accompanied by relegation. He was put clean through to slot the winner against the Canaries.

Writing in his autobiography, Hard Case, he said: "There was some doubt about the goal after the linesman raised his flag and then put it down again.

"Was I offside? Had there been a foul? Did we care? Norwich weren't happy, though, even after the referee (Alan Robinson) later explained that the linesman's flag had been for a foul on me and he was just playing the advantage!

"Ken Brown, the Norwich manager, had a go at me, saying I was lucky to still be on the pitch. Earlier, I had been booked for a foul and then I caught their lad, Mick Maguire. That got me a warning from the ref.

"After the game Brown said they'd been done by an old pro. Now, I rather liked that."

Case recalled another memory from the Norwich tie. He said: "Steve Foster, who already looked like bloody Geronimo with his white headband, got an elbow in the head from John Deehan and went down in a heap.

"There was no rolling around, no one rushing up to the referee, trying to get Deehan sent off. Fossie just got up and carried on, his headband now stained bright red with blood."

Kayal has suffered his fair share of injuries throughout his career, including eight operations. He will be hoping for better luck on his second visit to the Den.

He was forced off after 45 minutes of the last meeting between Albion and Millwall, a 0-0 draw in March 2015.

Kayal scored his last home goal for the Seagulls in the FA Cup, against MK Dons in January 2017.

He also has a strong cup pedigree north of the border, featuring in Scottish FA Cup semi-final wins for Celtic in 2011 and 2013.