So far this season we just hold the edge over the midlanders with a win at the Hawthorns followed by a draw at Upton Park but with Tony Pulis’ feet firmly under this will be as tough as it gets.
And chairman David Sullivan’s immediate reaction – speaking to ClaretandHugh – said: “That’s not the ideal draw.
“We desperately wanted a home draw for our supporters. However, it’s a match we are well capable of winning, though these are not the easiest of opponents.”
The Baggies are unbeaten since Pulis took over and put seven past Gateshead in the third round before beating local rivals Birmingham 2-1 at the weekend in the fourth.
In between times they have beaten Hull by the odd goal and drawn away nil-nil at Everton.
It’s a very tough draw and of course. If we are gonna win the Cup it really is going to be done the hard way.