Defender Nicky Shorey is delighted to have reignited his career at West Brom and insists he never lost faith in his ability.
The full-back moved to The Hawthorns on a permanent basis in the summer after making only four appearances for former club Aston Villa last season.
Shorey had also previously left Villa on loan for Nottingham Forest and Fulham in search of first-team minutes in what was a hugely frustrating period of his career.
And so ahead of Monday's meeting with Blackpool, the 29-year-old, who has two England caps to his name, is pleased to be playing on a regular basis.
"This move has been vitally important for my career," Shorey told West Brom's official website. "I really needed it.
"It's the most I've enjoyed my football for a long time. And I'm just glad I'm enjoying playing again.
"Of course, when you're not playing, for whatever reasons - and I won't go into the ins and outs - questions are asked of you by certain people - and even by yourself.
"But I've always believed in my ability and hopefully now I can show what I can do. I'm enjoying that chance."