Fit-again Ideye raring to go for Baggies
BROWN Ideye is champing at the bit to prove his worth but readily acknowledges he must be patient while waiting for his opportunity as Albion shine on the pitch.
The club-record signing bagged his first goal for the Baggies in the dramatic Capital One Cup victory over Hull a month ago, opening the scoring after 15 minutes.
However, it pretty much proved his last touch of the ball as he was forced off having sustained an ankle injury in the process of converting from close range.
Ideye was subsequently ruled out of the games against Burnley and Liverpool prior to the international break, before returning to the bench as an unused substitute in Monday’s 2-2 draw against Manchester United.
And he knows that while Albion’s settled side are on an upward trajectory, with Saido Berahino razor sharp in attack, his role will be a supportive one and to step up to the plate as and when required.
“It has been disappointing being out because I would love to play,” he said.
“I am back now so I just have to look forward to the games I do play.
“I was a little bit sad about it because I believed getting my first goal was a great thing for me. I just had to start from there but I got injured.
“I just have to move forward right now, give my best in every game and pray that the team continues to do well because if things go well for the team, they will go well for me.
“I am 100 per cent fit and ready to play. My team-mates playing are doing very well, they did a brilliant job against Manchester United and I just have to give them all the support.
“Saido’s form is brilliant, he has been in great form, I am happy for him. He just has to keep on scoring goals.
“Hopefully I will play as soon as possible because I can't wait to start playing again.”