Shane Long is convinced he can strike up a formidable partnership with Peter Odemwingie if the pair are given time to work on their understanding.
West Brom boss Roy Hodgson considers the duo to be his first-choice pairing, but has seen his plans hampered by injuries.
Long and Odemwingie have worked in tandem on just six occasions this season, and Saturday's 2-1 defeat by Wigan was the first time they have lined up together in two months.
Hodgson feels the Baggies 'will be dangerous' if he can give both men a regular run in the side, but needs fortune to start favouring him.
Long is also of the opinion that he can click with Odemwingie in time, but admits that they need a run of games if they are to live up to expectations.
"We haven't played too many games together and it takes a while to get it going," Long told the club's official website.
"Peter is obviously a very good striker and he knows what he's doing. I think I can learn a lot off him and it will blossom in time.
"He's been unlucky with injury, and so have I too. Hopefully over the next few weeks we'll get a good partnership going together."