Albion could have an impending fixtures headache.
Reading and Fulham have rearranged their recently abandoned match for Tuesday 24 January – the same date that Albion will take on Cardiff City, which was also called off because of the fog on the penultimate day of last year.
While Tuesday 24 January looks ideal, there is the small matter of a Southern Rail strike on that day.
Services would be extremely disrupted for the potential 30,000 fans visiting the Amex for a midweek fixture.
The Seagulls’ progress in the FA Cup means that they also have to rearrange the home league fixture scheduled for Saturday 28 January against title rivals Newcastle United.
Albion will now visit either Lincoln City or Ipswich Town on this date.
Albion’s next obstacle could be the weather, with forecasts suggesting the prospect of snow over the next few weeks.
At this rate April could end up being very busy.