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Pulis relishes 'special cup atmosphere' at The Hawthorns

Cut-price FA Cup tickets - £10 adults, £5 under-17s

TONY Pulis and his Albion players are relishing the prospect of a special FA Cup atmosphere at The Hawthorns for tomorrow's clash against Bristol City (3pm ko).

Baggies fans have already ensured the team will be backed by the first 20,000-plus attendance for a home third-round tie since 1993.

With tickets priced at 1993 levels* as well – just £10 for adults and £5 for under-17s – supporters are revelling in a dose of old-fashioned cup fever.

Under FA Cup rules, Bristol City fans have seized the chance to take over the entire Smethwick End with a 5,300 sell-out.

The Championship club’s following will clearly provide noisy backing but Baggies fans are responding in kind and all the focus now is on filling the gaps remaining in the Birmingham Road End.

“It is great to be getting the sense of our fans really looking forward to a cup tie – because I know we are,” said Pulis.

“There’s a special atmosphere about these games which no other competition generates. 

“That’s why there’s such a huge following from Bristol who will make a lot of noise. But our fans have been absolutely magnificent of late and they’ve shown me they can make as much noise as anyone.

“I know the lads are determined to give them the performance that sparks the right atmosphere.”

You can still buy tickets for the game up until kick-off - but fans are urged to purchase in advance if possible. 

*Hawthorns seat prices for the 1992-93 season? £11.