West Brom striker Brown Ideye vows 'the fans will remember my goals' this season

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The Nigerian international finished last season strong and has had a decent pre-season.

West Brom striker Brown Ideye has vowed to score the goals this season, after writing off last campaign.

The Nigerian striker did not have pre-season with the club last term and he feels that process will help him this term. Speaking to Naija Football 247, he made it clear that is full of confidence for the season ahead.

He said:

“I will just make believe this is my first season with the club because one problem I had last year was that I didn’t join them for the pre-season camp and tour.”

“I’ve looked forward to the off season and pre-season and I believe this will be a good year for me.

"The fans will remember my goals.”

The Nigerian became the club’s record signing last summer when they snapped him up from Dynamo Kiev for £10 million, as confirmed by the club's official website at the time.

But he struggled in his early days at the club. He failed to make a consistent impact at West Brom and was not playing regularly under former boss Alan Irvine.

However, since Tony Pulis took over, Ideye became a more regular feature and repaid the faith, scoring five goals in the 13 games after a reported move to Qatar failed to materialise.

Can Ideye do it?

Last season, under Pulis, he actually did show signs of being the perfect Premier League striker.

Akin to his Nigerian counterpart Yakubu at times, he has power, pace and a lethal finish when in the mood.

He is also a player that Pulis can get the best out of. Bullish, hard-working and intimidating, with just enough gloss to shine the rough edges of his play.

If he can carry some of his form into the next campaign who knows? He could be the 20-goal striker West Brom need.

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