Graham Dorrans insists West Ham's pursuit of him has had nothing to do with his dip in form.
The Scottish international was one of the best players in the Championship last year as he scored 13 goals, helping The Baggies to promotion.
West Ham have tried to sign Dorrans for most of this year, and have had three bids rejected, before he pledged his future to West Brom by signing a new long-term deal.
However, this season has seen Dorrans struggle to break into Roberto Di Matteo's first team and he has started just four games.
But Dorrans insists the transfer talk is not to blame for his poor form.
"West Ham was never a problem. I always set my stall out to come back here and start the season," he said.
"I signed my new contract and I am happy here. But I know I've not been at my best. I've missed a few games, other players have come in and done really well and the team have got good results when they have been in.
"It has been tough to get back into the side but I'll have to work hard in training and take my chances when they come along. I can't really put my finger on the reasons for it. I just need to get back to the form I was in last season."