Albion marksman Glenn Murray has been described as a "good old warhorse" by former boss Alan Pardew.

Murray came off the bench to nudge in the winner against Crystal Palace at the Amex in the FA Cup on Monday.

Now the seven-goal striker faces Pardew, his manager at Selhurst Park, back in the Premier League at West Brom tomorrow.

And Albion chief Chris Hughton meets the man who succeeded him at Newcastle.

Pardew, involved in a desperate battle to steer West Brom clear of the relegation zone, said: "I followed Chris at Newcastle so when you follow a manager you get to understand some of their principles because you're dealing with players managed by that manager.

"He is very disciplined, very level-headed in regards to what he does on the pitch. It's very difficult to get beat in play-offs and then pick up a team and take them through like he did.

"They have good pace in wide areas, a good old warhorse up the top of the pitch in Glenn. I remember when Glenn was at Palace, he always made us chuckle, the amount of free-kicks he won with clever things he did. Things that centre forwards have to learn.

"I didn't always play Glenn, because we had a lot of offensive talent at the time.

"He would never accept it, always bashed my door down on Friday or Monday and demand to know why he wasn't playing.

"I know managers moan about that but he did it in the right way, never sulked. You can't help but admire someone like that.

"They're a good side, had a good season, it won't be easy for us."