Albion boss Chris Hughton has no plans to watch the crucial Premier League clash between relegation rivals Cardiff and Crystal Palace.

Albion's top-flight status will be secured on Saturday, if bitter rivals Palace do them a favour by beating Neil Warnock's side in the 5.30pm kick-off.

A draw at the Cardiff City Stadium should also be sufficient for the Seagulls due to their superior goal difference, but victory for the Welsh club would pile the pressure on Sunday's trip to Arsenal.

Hughton said: "We'll obviously hear any result that has gone in our favour or against us, but we can't afford to think that way, we can only afford to think of our own game.

"There isn't anything else that we can affect. We'll be away in the team hotel so I presume some (players) might decide they want to watch it.

"But certainly for me, I prefer just to focus on our game against Arsenal."