West Bromwich Albion midfielder Graham Dorrans has denied suggestions that a possible summer move to West Ham has caused him to start the new season below his best.
The 23-year-old Scotland international has yet to find the net this term, but insists that that is not a result of a potential summer departure.
He told the Express & Star:"West Ham was never a problem. I always set my stall out to come back here and start the season.
"I signed my new contract and I am happy here, but I know I've not been at my best.
"I've missed a few games, other players have come in and done really well and the team have got good results when they have been in.
"It has been tough to get back into the side, but I'll have to work hard in training and take my chances when they come along.
"I can't really put my finger on the reasons for it. I just need to get back to the form I was in last season."