West Bromwich Albion were eliminated from the FA Cup at the third-round stage to Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday, but they made a great account of themselves at the Hawthorns and a number of players drew praise from supporters for their performances.

David Button was one of many who impressed over the 120 minutes and earned a player rating of 7/10 by Birmingham Live. The 32-year-old was making a rare appearance between the sticks instead of Sam Johnstone and didn’t look out of place. Fans on social media lauded his contribution.

Button joined Albion on a two-year-deal from Brighton in September 2020 and has gone on to make six appearances in all competitions, conceding 10 goals with one clean sheet. The former England youth international has spent the season on the bench as Johnstone’s No.2 but might be an option if the 28-year-old leaves in the coming months.

Johnstone is out of contract this summer and isn’t likely to stay given all the Premier League interest, but Button could be a good deputy if his own deal is extended beyond this year.

In other news, Kevin Phillips admits West Brom signing Jordan Hugill ‘hasn’t worked out’