Roberto keeps faith in Dorrans
West Brom boss Roberto Di Matteo is confident Graham Dorrans can rediscover the superb form of last season.
Last Updated: 20/09/10 11:55am
West Brom manager Roberto Di Matteo is confident Graham Dorrans can rediscover the superb form of last season.
The Baggies were forced to fend off interest in the midfielder from numerous Premier League clubs in the summer, including solid offers from West Ham.
The 23-year-old eventually committed his future to West Brom by penning a new long-term deal.
Dorrans has not been at his best so far this campaign, and has also had to deal with a family bereavement which saw him miss the recent clash against Tottenham.
But he showed glimpses of his previous form when appearing off the bench in the second half of Saturday's Midlands derby against Birmingham, helping Albion bounce back from 1-0 down to claim a 3-1 win.
"Graham is a very important player for us and we have a lot of faith in him," said Di Matteo.
"We are waiting for him to hit the form that he was in last season.
"We know his ability. We saw last season how good he was. We see it every day in training.
"We just need to be patient with him and give him the time to reach that form - and he will.
"There is no doubt about it and he did well against Birmingham."