Matej Vydra discusses failed West Brom loan move, admits it woke him up

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Watford forward Vydra spent the 2013/14 season with West Brom.

Vydra signed a permanent deal with Watford over the summer, and he has admitted to the Star that his poor loan spell with West Brom was vital to waking him up and realising he needed to work harder.

The Czech striker said: “It was a disappointing time so I have something to prove. It meant I had to wake up, work hard and train more. Every player wants to play and be successful in the Premier League. I'm no different.”

Vydra moved to the Baggies in the summer of 2013 after scoring 20 goals in 41 games for Watford in the Championship.

He was expected to make the step up to the Premier League, but struggled at the Hawthorns, often being played out wide - or used as a substitute. He managed just three goals in 23 games, before returning to Watford last summer.

He netted 16 times on the path to promotion, before signing a permanent deal with the Hornets this summer.

Vydra will be looking to successfully make the step up to the Premier League this season, and it is hard to deny he is better suited to Watford’s set-up than he was West Brom’s.

The 23-year-old did not manage to come off the bench last weekend as the Hornets held Everton to a 2-2 draw at Goodison Park, and he will be looking to make his first Premier League appearance as a Golden Boy against West Brom this weekend.

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