Confident Ken keen to keep improving

Kenneth Zohore is delighted to be back fit and firing and hopes he can continue his encouraging return to Slaven Bilić’s side when Stoke come to town on Monday.

The striker started and scored in both of Albion’s trips down to Charlton after substitute appearances against Barnsley and Leeds over the festive period eased him back onto the pitch following a six-week spell on the sidelines.

And Ken believes his hard work and patience is paying off, with the Dane keen to retain a place in the starting XI and continue to get on the scoresheet as the Baggies tackle the final 19 games of the Sky Bet Championship season.

“To score two goals in one week boosts your confidence,” said Zohore.

“It wasn’t about playing against Charlton, it was about me just getting back into the team and proving myself.

“I’ve been working really hard, even though I wasn’t in the team. I was just thinking about getting back in the team and doing my thing.

“It was a big confidence boost to be put in the team after scoring in the FA Cup match.

“I’m really happy to be back in the team and with a couple of goals, but I wasn’t too happy after the game because we didn’t win.

“Even though we got a point and it was important - and we’re back on top of the league now - we wanted to win.

“Obviously I want to play every game. Everybody wants to play every game. But I just want to score and help the team win, I don’t really care about how we win as long as we win.

“I’m not quite there yet. After about 60 minutes I was a bit tired, and that’s because I haven’t been playing even though I’ve been training hard. In a few more games I’ll be 100 per cent.

“We had a lot of games in December, I think the guys were feeling it at the start of January - but me I didn’t feel it because I didn’t play so I’ve been fresh.

“We’ve got to get back to winning ways on Monday. Everybody in and around the Club is itching to get those three points against Stoke.”

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