CENTRE-BACK Adam Webster says there is no reason why Albion cannot win the Carabao Cup.

Webster is set to make his Albion debut against Bristol Rovers in the second round at the Memorial Stadium tonight.

The 24-year-old is aiming high after Seagulls’ run to the FA Cup semi-finals last term.

He said: “Obviously a cup run is always good and it’s good for the fringe players to get more games.

“At the end of the day we are in a cup so we want to try and win it.

“For us looking at this competition, there is no reason why we couldn’t try to win it. It will be good for the whole club and the whole squad to get a cup run going.”

Webster is unsure of the reaction he will get when he runs out against Rovers having played for their rivals Bristol City prior to joining Albion. But he has a pretty good idea.

He said: “I don’t know but I’ll find out. I will probably get a bit of stick.

“But it is all part and parcel of the game. It’s not a big deal.”

One thing the defender is sure of is that Albion will underestimate Rovers at their peril.

He said: “They love their football up that way.

“I am expecting a physical game from Bristol Rovers.

“It won’t be easy so from kick-off we have to be ready and we cannot be complacent in any way.

“If we are we will get punished so it’s just all about being professional.”

The cup is known for serving up upsets over the years and Webster warned of the threat Rovers pose as the underdogs.

He said: “For them playing against a Premier League team they will be bang up for it.

“I remember playing in games when I was at Portsmouth when we were in League Two and playing against Championship opposition.

“You want to do as well as you can and really test yourself against those sort of players.

“So for them it will be no different and we have got to know that and be ready come kick-off.”

Chichester-born Webster knows all about matching himself against Premier League and Championship sides in cups from his days at Portsmouth.

He added: “If you are a lower league team and you are playing against someone from the Championship or the Premier League it’s like a cup final.

“You want to do as well as you can to really try and stand-out to maybe one day try and get there.

“So I have been there many times before so I know exactly what is coming and I’ll be ready for that.”