Victor Anichebe heads into Capital One Cup action tonight insisting Albion’s new-look squad will take time to find its feet.
But the Baggies new-boy is confident Steve Clarke’s men can carry the feelgood factor from Saturday’s first Premier League win into this evening’s third-round clash with Arsenal.
Anichebe made his home debut as a substitute on the 3-0 victory over Sunderland and could start as Clarke rings the changes against the Gunners.
And the former Everton man hopes he and the Baggies can pick up where they left off at the weekend.
“It will definitely take a bit of time,” said the 25-year-old. “The way we play here is different and it takes time to adapt.
“But we’re all professionals and we’ll adapt sooner or later – hopefully sooner.
“Pressure’s always going to be there in football, whether you’re winning, losing, whatever, but hopefully we can just take Saturday’s win and carry it on for the rest of the season.”
The win against the Mackems was Anichebe’s second appearance in Baggies colours and he stepped off the bench to tee up his side’s third goal for Morgan Amalfitano.
“Saturday was good,” he said. “I’d have have liked to have got on the scoresheet but it was a good result for the team.
“It’s always good to keep a clean sheet and it was a convincing win.
“It was too soon to be feeling nervous about our position in the table.
“The manager doesn’t let us think like that and we’ve been playing well enough.
“It was just about getting goals – we got a goal early, which really helped us and then the momentum carried on and we won the game pretty convincingly.”
Anichebe will face his former Everton boss David Moyes when the Baggies travel to Manchester United on Saturday.
But he insisted: “We’ve got Arsenal next game and I’m sure the gaffer wants to get as far as possible in the cup.
“Hopefully we can do that, then we can think about United.”