ALBION boss Graham Potter is hopeful that his side can make it through in the FA Cup.

Potter's side takes on West Bromwich Albion in the FA Cup third round tomorrow.

The Championship side are doing well in the league having won 11 and drawing nine of their opening 25 games.

Manager Potter has admitted he has not enjoyed the best of time in the competition.

During his time as Swansea City manager, he made it to the quarter-finals of the competition when he almost beat Manchester City.

Potter's side led 2-0 but a late comeback from the Citizens stopped Potter from reaching the semi-final in 2019.

The Argus: Brighton and Hove Albion manager Graham Potter is hoping his side can progress in the FA CupBrighton and Hove Albion manager Graham Potter is hoping his side can progress in the FA Cup

When asked how close he has been to the FA Cup Potter told the media: “I think maybe the quarter-finals, when I was a player, was probably the closest I’ve got to it.

“But maybe I’m over-egging that as well.

“It’s not a competition that I can say I was that successful in. I grew up watching the FA Cup Final.

“It’s a special competition and I understand everything about it and how important it is.”

Since Potter took charge of Albion have made it to the third round and fifth round.

Last season Albion beat Newport County in the third round on penalties before knocking out Blackpool 2-1 in the fourth round.

They were eventually knocked out by Leicester City by a single goal in the fifth round at the King Power Stadium.

Potter is hoping his side can do well in the cup this season as he sees the competition as an "important" objective for the club.

He said: “That’s why we’ll go and do our best to get through.

“It’s as simple as that. We are facing a strong opponent at the Hawthorns and it’s a tough game.

“But we want to go through because the FA Cup is important for us.”