Duke determined to impress
By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Nathan Ellington is determined to prove to the West Brom fans that he can cut it.
Nathan Ellington says he is determined to prove to the West Brom fans that he can cut it at The Hawthorns.
The striker made a £3 million move to Bryan Robson's side from Wigan in the summer, and arrived with a formidable reputation for scoring in the lower leagues.
However, Ellington has struggled in The Premiership after scoring just six goals this season.
The 24-year-old enjoyed a brief renaissance when he hit four in three games in November, but he has not scored since despite being given chances by Robson.
With a relegation fight looming for The Baggies, Ellington says he believes his dry run could be coming to an end and that he is keen to show the club's support what he can do in front of goal.
"I can see light at the end of the tunnel," Ellington told the Birmingham Mail. "I know I'm close to being back to my best.
"I need to prove it especially to the supporters because I know they're not too happy with me at the moment.
"The fans haven't really seen enough of me this season, they haven't really seen what I can do.
"I really want to show them what I am capable of.
"It has been a frustrating time for me mainly because I haven't been scoring goals and it's fair to say I'm not having the best of times.
"But every player goes through a bad spell, the real test is how you deal with that."