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Fortune focused on assists and goals in West Brom’s survival push

| 06.09.2010

Marc-Antoine Fortune is under new illusions that providing goals for others is just as important as finding the net himself for West Brom this season if they are to secure their position in the Premier League.

West Brom are among the favourites to be relegated from the top flight at 11/10 with Fortune arriving late on in the transfer window for his second spell at the club from Celtic.

During his first loan spell, Fortune found the target five times in 17 starts, but has set his sights on more goals now he has arrived on a permanent basis.

However, he also understands the importance of making goals for his teammates, particularly as he may be employed as a lone striker for the majority of the campaign.

Fortune told the official West Brom website: “Everybody knows that I don’t consider myself a goalscorer. My first priority is the team and if I have more assists than goals then I will do it.

“I will to get my goal ratio up, but I was pleased with my ratio last time in the Premier League.”

West Brom won their only Premier League home game to date this season over Sunderland and face a sterner test at the Hawthornes in their next fixture when they host Tottenham.

The last time the pair clashed at West Brom in the Premier League was in 2008, with the home side claiming a 2-0 victory.

A repeat this season is priced at 14/1, with West Brom 13/5 just to collect the three points.

Fortune may fancy his chances of scoring his first goal since his return to West Brom against Tottenham. See the whole match betting market.



Ed Needham