Albion's much-vaunted strike pairing of Nathan Ellington and Kanu have drawn blanks for the past three games, but assistant manager Nigel Pearson is adamant that the duo will continue to trouble Premiership defences.
Ellington and Kanu have formed such an impressive partnership that Rob Earn-shaw has handed in a transfer request, as his route into the first team appears to be temporarily blocked.
Despite Albion's disappointing 1-0 loss at Portsmouth last weekend, the lively pairing have emerged as Bryan Robson's partner-ship of choice.
Kanu has been in form this season while Ellington, who has chalked up six goals, is justifying his £3 million transfer fee.
"Every signing you make, there is always a period where he is testing your judgment," said Pearson. "But he [Ellington] has done ever so well and he has proved he can score at this level.
"Kanu has a lot of ability and gives you a different dimension, so he is important for us in that respect."
Robson will have plenty of options available to him for the congested festive period with Zoltan Gera's comeback stepping up a gear in tonight's reserve team fixture at Manchester City.
Pearson is optimistic Gera will be available at some stage during their run of four games in eight days and Steve Watson is expected to recover from his hamstring injury as well.
Neil Clement's ankle injury isn't expected to prove problematic and he will be in contention for the Boxing Day trip to Manchester United.
Albion were beaten 3-1 by an understrength United at Old Trafford three weeks ago in a Carling Cup fixture, but Pearson says that will be irrelevant when the two sides clash again.
"That result will have no bearing on the game whatsoever," said Pearson. ..SUPL: