Chris Hughton has demanded a repeat of Albion’s performance at Crystal Palace to avoid becoming the latest Premier League victims of Millwall in the FA Cup.

The Lions have dumped Everton, Leicester, Watford and Bournemouth out of the competition in the past two years at the Den.

The Seagulls have eased their relegation fears with consecutive wins against arch rivals Palace at Selhurst Park on the back of beating Huddersfield at home.

Millwall, watched by Hughton, did likewise in midweek in the Championship with a victory at Birmingham and host Albion tomorrow (2pm) for a place in a Wembley semi-final.

Hughton said: “They are a good side and they are playing at home. I don’t see this game as any easier than travelling away to Crystal Palace last week.

“The difference between the teams is one division. We know it’s the FA Cup and what it means to everybody.

“I think it will be a very tough and difficult game. I thought they were good midweek and they will be lifted by that result, a result they needed in the position they are in.

“But they are a good side and a very competitive side and I expect to see all of that on Sunday.

“We would start the game as favourites, because we are a Premier League team. But the balances are they are playing at home, they are on the back of beating Everton at home in a previous round which shows the levels they are capable of playing at.

“We will have to show the same type of mentality and quality that we showed in that (Palace) game.”

Hughton has hinted at naming his strongest line-up yet in this season’s FA Cup after multiple changes in previous rounds.

“The dynamics change and we go into an international break,” he said. “Certainly we will put a team out which will be a reflection of our intention of wanting and trying to go through.”