Graham Potter is ready for some big selection decisions as he prepares his Albion side to face Crystal Palace.

The Seagulls can take a big step towards safety by beating their old rivals at the Amex on Saturday.

Potter will face some intriguing selection posers after his plan to take some reward from hostile Bramall Lane paid off.

Albion’s head coach saw his side draw 1-1 at Sheffield United after he:

* Lined up five big men at the back.

* Partnered Glenn Murray and Neal Maupay up front from kick-off for only the second time – and the first since September.

* Left rising star Steven Alzate out of the 18 altogether.

* Kept Alexis Mac Allister’s Premier League baptism on hold.

* Gave Yves Bissouma a first league start since New Year’s Day.

Asked whether he now has some big calls ahead of a very different test versus Palace, Potter told The Argus: “Always. That is the big challenge.

“I am pretty sure your forums and messageboards will have an opinion on who should play, especially after the event.

“Everybody is really wise after the event.

“I have got 24 players and there are not too many who don’t think they shouldn’t play.

“We have to find a right way to find that balance.

“But I am pretty sure we will need everybody and everybody has to be ready to play.”

Potter made a purely tactical decision to leave out Alzate and also felt Bramall Lane was not the best place to throw Mac Allister into the Premier League for the first time.

He added: “He has arrived from South America and we play Sheffield United – slightly different!

“I am delighted with him and what he has been showing but we have got a lot of good players.

“We have got a lot of players who probably expect to play or would like to play or think they should play. He is one of those.

“We have to find the right time for him.”