Duke finding his feet
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Nathan Ellington always felt it would take him time to adjust to The Premiership.Nathan Ellington always felt it would take him time to adjust to the demands of Premiership football.
The striker joined West Bromwich Albion from Wigan Athletic in a £3 million transfer over the summer.
He initially struggled to claim a place in Bryan Robson's plans, but has slowly worked his way into the team.
Ellington grabbed his first Premiership goals for The Baggies last week, scoring twice in the 4-0 win over Everton at The Hawthorns.
After proving himself to be a prolific goalscorer in the Football League, Ellington was aware he would not make an immediate impact in the top flight.
"I always knew it was going to take a while for me to get my feet in the first season," Ellington told Sky Sports News.
"During the off-season I had my shoulder injury to sort out, then I couldn't really get too much pre-season training going, so when I came here I knew it was going to take a while before I got fully fit.
"It has taken a bit longer because a few other niggling injuries have come along as well."
Ellington also acknowledged he was unsure how he would fit in with the rest of the West Brom squad and revealed the arrival of Curtis Davies helped him to bed in.
He added: "It always is a bit awkward. The lads have been great though. I get on well with everybody now I've just settled in.
"You never know what players are like until you get to a club and start training with them.
"Curtis came in and settled very quickly and he's probably helped me settle in quick as well because he's a new player.
"New players know to talk to each other a bit more than the others and that's what's happened."