Fortune admits exit thoughts
Striker now happy to be back playing regularly
By Pete O'Rourke - Follow me: @skysportspeteo. Last Updated: February 27, 2012 10:35am
Marc-Antoine Fortune: Regained his place back in the West Brom starting line-up
Marc-Antoine Fortune has revealed he considered quitting West Brom before recently regaining his place in the side.
Fortune became frustrated at his lack of first-team action after rejoining Albion from Celtic and was even loaned out to Doncaster earlier this season.
However, Fortune has regained his place in Roy Hodgson's starting XI after returning from his loan spell at Doncaster and played a key role in their recent resurgence.
"I came back from Celtic because I like this club but, when you come back and are not the first-choice striker, it is hard. When you don't play you sometimes have these feelings that you want to move on."
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"When I was not playing it was a hard time for me," admitted Fortune. "In my first spell at West Brom I played every game and felt I did well.
"I came back from Celtic because I like this club but, when you come back and are not the first-choice striker, it is hard. When you don't play you sometimes have these feelings that you want to move on.
"But these feelings stay with you for one or two days and then they go away. Sometimes you feel down but you have to keep your head up and having my family, wife and agent around me helped."
Fortune was recalled against Stoke last month, and he has started every game since after catching the eye.
"Now it's a pleasure to play football again," added Fortune. "I'm enjoying the feeling of being on the pitch again. In football you have good and bad moments. I knew that one day I would have my chance again."