Somen Tchoyi is hoping to shake off his ‘hit-and-miss’ tag by becoming a consistent performer for Albion.
The versatile Baggies ace admits he is slowly starting to achieve his aim of becoming a regular Premier League player.
Tchoyi has a habit of drifting in and out of games but often produces flashes of brilliance with his unpredictable playing style.
The 28-year-old has proved a real nuisance for opposing defenders in recent games.
Consistency is the key to earning a regular starting berth and Tchoyi insists he is battling to become a permanent fixture in Albion’s side.
“It’s going well, slowly but surely,” said the Cameroon international who is still improving his English.
“Very slowly I’m starting to force my way into the team which is good.
“Towards the end of last season it was starting to get better for me.
“I played in some games early on in the season and then a lot more at the end.
“It’s my job to play where I’m told. I’m happy when I’m playing.”
Tchoyi bagged seven goals last season after his £2.5million switch from SV Salzburg.
Roberto Di Matteo signed the attacking midfielder after he impressed in the Austrian Bundesliga, winning the league’s player-of-the-year award two years on the bounce.
He failed to impress initially but then started to win Albion fans over with his flamboyant play.
Roy Hodgson has used the 14-capped international in a more advanced role this season after he impressed as a second striker towards the back end of the last campaign.
It’s still seems unclear where his best position lies, although Tchoyi is not too concerned and is more focused on results.
“Playing well is my main focus, not the position,” he added.
“It’s been an okay start and our ambition is to stay in the first league, so that is our aim again.”
Albion’s management team are yet to find a system to stick with this season having swapped formations on more than one occasion.
When Tchoyi plays he tends to fit in behind a single striker, and often drifts out wide to stretch the opposition defence.
Holding down one of those forward roles is tough this year though with plenty of competition among the ranks.
Fortunately for Hodgson, Tchoyi will be available for the entire season after Cameroon missed out on qualification for the forthcoming African Cup of Nations. It means he will stay and fight for his place in the starting line-up.