West Bromwich Albion defender James Chester on his meetings with Tony Pulis

James Chester has played just five times for West Bromwich Albion since joining over the summer transfer window.

James Chester has told the Birmingham Mail that Tony Pulis has understood why he has struggled to make an impact at West Bromwich Albion.

Chester joined the Baggies from Hull City in the summer transfer window, but he hasn’t established his place in the team.

The 26-year-old has regularly been used at right-back to date this term, but he has not shown his best form in the unfamiliar position.

As a result, Chester has dropped out of West Brom’s first-team of late, and the defender has revealed he has already held discussions with Pulis over how to win his place back.

“He said he understood it was a new club and a new position and we had some work to do," Chester said in the Birmingham Mail.

"But up to the part of speaking to him I hadn't done much work regarding playing right-back.

"I asked him how I would get back if not doing the things he said to me.

"I'm trying to stay professional and keep myself right for when I get the chance, because when I get there I feel I'm good enough to stay in the team."

Chester was a key player for Hull last season, and he showed then that he was capable of playing in the top-tier.

However, the Tigers deployed him as a centre-back, and he hasn’t looked as comfortable in a full-back role since moving to the Hawthorns.

Chester has made five appearances for the Baggies to date, but he has not played for Pulis’ side since the start of October.

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