West Brom striker Matej Vydra believes that his now ready to make a push to become the Baggies’ main man after returning from injury.
The Czech international completed his move to the Hawthorns over the summer after impressing during a loan spell with Championship outfit Watford last season.
However, his start to life as a West Brom player was far from smooth as he picked up an injury during his debut in the Capital One Cup.
The thigh problem has kept him of of action ever since, but he is now back in full training.
With Steve Clarke’s men not having enjoyed the most fruitful campaign in front of goal so far, Vydra says that he is ready to prove to his manager that he can be the club’s main man.
“Now I feel in perfect shape. The leg doesn’t hurt and I’m ready,” Vydra told Sky Sports.
“I played 60 minutes for the reserve team against Reading and even scored. Then another 45 minutes for the first team versus a youth side from Derby County.
“Everything was fine. I have been in training with the first team for quite some while already and endure the full burden without any problems.”
But, Vydra is aware that he may have a fight on his hands to be a starter following the arrivals of Victor Anichebe and Stephane Sessegnon.
“You could expect that new players would come because we did not have a good start to the season at all,” he added.
“Two new forwards arrived and Anelka is back. So, now we have about seven forwards and use two. There’s nothing you can do.
“I know I have to work hard to convince the manager. Nobody has a place in the XI for granted.”
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