BOSS Chris Hughton has urged Albion to save themselves rather than relying on a favour from arch rivals Crystal Palace.

Premier League survival will be confirmed if relegation rivals Cardiff lose at home to Palace on Saturday (5.30pm).

Even a draw will effectively send the Welshmen down, due to their inferior goal difference, following their 1-0 defeat at Fulham and Albion's 1-1 draw against Newcastle at the Amex.

Hughton, encouraged by the last two away performances, is concentrating on Albion's trip to the Emirates on Sunday (4.30), three days after Arsenal host Valencia in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final.

"We absolutely will go there to try to get something from the game," he said. "When you are a team like us we know we are not going to bamboozle them with open, attractive football and get lots of goals.

"That we know we can't do. We are not that type of team, we don't have that type of quality, but we were a few minutes away from getting a result at Tottenham.

"Wolves showed what a good side they are (against Arsenal and Watford) and that shows what a good point that was, considering the form they are in and have a good chance of finishing seventh.

"So we will go there and certainly look to try to get something."

Albion, inspired by substitute Solly March, recovered from an awful first half to earn a vital point against Newcastle with a Pascal Gross header.

Hughton admitted: "We were poor, arguably as poor (first half) as we have been for a while, but I have to praise the players because the response in the second half to possibly losing the game was excellent.

"I don't think I can be critical of the first half without praising them for getting us back into the game and giving us a chance to even win it."