West Brom midfielder Chris Brunt believes his fine form this season has been down to hard work in training.
The 25-year-old winger scored a superb free-kick against Everton on Saturday as the Baggies romped to a 4-1 win at Goodison Park.
Northern Ireland international Brunt has scored two goals in 14 Premier League appearances so far this season and has helped Albion to a good start on their return to the top-flight.
"It is nice to hear people saying good things about me but it is down to a lot of good work in training and the games," he said.
"The only way I am here is because I have been working hard for it in training.
"That is paying off in the games but I will just keep my head down and just keep doing what I am good at. Hopefully I will keep improving."
Brunt made the score 2-0 to West Brom with his excellent strike in the first half against the Toffees, and reveals that he is benefiting from a run in the side.
He added: "I knew as soon as I hit it I had hit it well. I was delighted to see it go in the top corner, but there was as much satisfaction seeing Paul Scharner put his head on my corner.
"Last time we were in the Premier League I was in and out of the side until the closing months of the season.
"To be involved right from the off this season has benefited me.
"I am really enjoying playing in the Premier League and hopefully I can play my part to keep West Brom in it."