James Chester has admitted to Sky Sports Soccer Saturday, which was broadcast on February 20th, that his start at West Bromwich Albion has not gone according to plan.
Chester moved to the Hawthorns from Hull City during the summer transfer window, but he has failed to make much of an impression at the Midlands club to date.
The former Manchester United defender did not make an appearance for the club between October and December, and he admits that it was a tough test for him.
“It’s not been the start I wanted to make and mentally it has been quite difficult, at times,” Chester said. “I’ve played at right-back, which I found difficult, and I haven’t given a true account of myself.
“When I’ve been sat watching there has been opportunities where I felt I could have played and I’ve not. It has been difficult.”
Chester future was actually speculated about over January, when there were suggestions that he could have left Tony Pulis’ side.
However, his patience has now been rewarded and Chester has played in the Baggies’ last four matches.
The 27-year-old has been deployed in more familiar centre-back position, and his performances have been highly impressive.
“The last couple of weeks I’ve played three games back to back and I’ve been pleased with how I’ve performed,” Chester added.
Pulis’ men won 1-0 at Goodison Park, in a match which highlighted their defensive organisation.
Chester’s next chance to impress could come at the weekend, when the Baggies take on Crystal Palace.