West Bromwich Albion manager Pepe Mel has backed Scott Sinclair to eventually regain his form.
The 25-year-old winger has been struggling for two years following a couple of impressive seasons for Swansea City.
Having failed to make the breakthrough at Chelsea, the former England Under-21 international moved to Swansea and proved instrumental in the club winning promotion to the Premier League.
Sinclair's fine performances in the English top flight earned him a move to Premier League giants Manchester City in the summer of 2012.
However, the winger made just two starts for City in the Premier League in the 2012/13 campaign and was loaned out to West Brom at the start of this season.
Sinclair has failed to feature prominently at the Baggies as well, having made just eight appearances in the league so far.
Mel, though, insists that Sinclair has the potential to make it big in the Premier League and believes that he will become a "great player".
"He is an intelligent and professional player," said Mel.
"When I arrived here, he wasn't playing all that much, he wasn't always getting into the squad.
"He has been slightly unfortunate in that the games in which he has come on, things have not worked out well for him.
"But what I would say is that if he continues to work, he will have no problems in becoming a great player. He has definitely got a future ahead of him."