New signing Scott Sinclair today asked Albion fans for patience as he looks to relaunch his career at The Hawthorns.
The on-loan winger admitted he will need time to recapture his best form after enduring a frustrating season on the sidelines following his big-money move to Manchester City last summer.
But the 24-year-old revealed he is already enjoying his football again under Baggies head coach Steve Clarke.
“This is why I’ve come here – to get games,” said Sinclair.
“It’s going to take me time to get back to the level I was at after being out for the whole year and having a major operation on my shoulder and a blood clot.
“But hopefully the fans will be patient and I’ll just keep building and the goals and the chances will come.
“It’s great being back involved, playing every week and just enjoying my football.
“Being out for the whole season is very difficult for any player and it’s just a case of getting back into it, getting chances and playing well.
“I don’t regret going to Manchester City at all. I tried my luck and sometimes things just don’t pay off.
“But I’m at Albion now and I’m looking forward.
“I’m taking it one step at a time, working hard in training and building on every game I’m playing.
“I knew the manager from my Chelsea days. I’ve come here under him and it’s great to learn from him and just be playing every week.”
Sinclair made his second Premier League start for the Baggies in Saturday’s 3-0 win against Sunderland – the club’s maiden Premier League victory of the season.
“It was a massive win for us,” he said. “We needed that. The gaffer in his team-talk said it was a must-win game. It’s great that we got the three points, now hopefully we can bounce on and get a few more wins.
“We went 1-0 up and got confidence and built on that. It’s all about having possession and creating chances. We did that and built from there.
“It’ll take time for all the players to get to know each other’s games but as time goes on we’ll know how each other plays and create chances like we did on Saturday.
“We’ve got the first win now and hopefully we can keep that going and get more points on the board.”