Dale Stephens wants to banish "bad memories" of Middlesbrough with Albion in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

The midfielder was controversially sent-off by referee Mike Dean for a challenge on Gaston Ramirez in a promotion decider at the Riverside Stadium in May 2016.

Boro secured the point they needed in a 1-1 draw to pip Albion to automatic promotion to the Premier League but they are now back down in the Championship under a new manager, former Stoke and West Brom boss Tony Pulis.

Stephens, scorer of the opening goal in last night's third round victory over Crystal Palace, said: "I've obviously got some bad memories of that place but it will be a chance to progress in the competition.

"It will be a tough game but we are going to go up there and try and win.

"We've got more or less a fully fit squad and the lads who have not been playing are chomping at the bit. They've trained well all year.

"It's good for them to pick up another game. Hopefully we can go through to the next round."

Pulis was in charge of Saturday's Premier League hosts West Brom when Albion beat them 3-1 at the Amex earlier in the season.

The tie against Boro is expected to take place on Saturday January 27.