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Ideye makes goal pledge to Brown Junior

Albion striker sets sights on maiden top flight goal

BROWN Ideye is determined to break his Premier League duck - after promising to his son that he will score in his next outing. 

The Baggies striker took four-year-old Brown Junior into the dressing room following Saturday's victory over Aston Villa before speaking to the media afterwards.

Ideye had to wait a while for his family to join him in England, but hopes a more settled environment for him and his family will help him as he continues to adjust to life in England.

And he hopes to reward his son with a goal should he face Queens Park Rangers this Saturday.

“It is very important for me to have my family here," he said.

"I am happy about that that things are working out for me.

"He (Brown Junior) always wanted to see the dressing rooms so I had to take him in to see it.

“He is happy that we won but he was disappointed that I didn’t score – so I have told him I will score next time."

Saturday marked Ideye's first Premier League start for three months.

He was pleased to be part of a winning side against Villa.

“I knew how important the game was for us as players and also for the fans, so I am very happy that we won because I couldn’t imagine not winning," he added.

“I was happy that I was in the first XI. I was always hungry to start for West Brom and I always give my best.

“Sometimes it’s difficult but I have to keep on pushing and working hard for the team.

“I am getting closer to my best. I have had a lot of things to deal with so I just have to be focused.

“The gaffer said he wanted me to work hard and at times it has been difficult for me to adapt to the system that the team plays.

“I have to adjust to what I have to do when the team is playing, but right now I think I’m there and I am just working hard now."