Brown Ideye believes Tony Pulis has helped pull his West Bromwich Albion career back from the brink.
The Baggies' £10 million record signing was on the verge of leaving the club on transfer deadline day.
A £3.75 million move to Al-Gharafa in Qatar was in the pipeline, only for Ideye to stay after Albion missed out on West Ham's Carlton Cole.
Ideye has now scored twice in his last two games, including Wednesday's 2-0 win over Swansea, to double his tally for the season.
He struggled for form and fitness under ex-Albion head coach Alan Irvine following a summer switch from Dynamo Kiev but admitted Pulis has revived him.
I didn't really have that much time when Alan was here. This time is really different because I have more time and more of a role to play, holding the ball up is what I am good at. The way Tony wants me to play suits my game. Right now, I'm just in the right place.
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Mark Hughes' first home match in charge of Stoke City will be against Italian side Genoa in a pre-season friendly.
The Serie A side will visit the Britannia Stadium on August 10th, a week before the Potters open their Premier League campaign against Liverpool at Anfield.
Mark Hughes is focused on "moving Stoke forward" after being named as the replacement for Tony Pulis today.
Hughes, who most recently managed QPR and was sacked by the club last November, was confirmed as the Potters' new boss on a three-year deal at a press conference.
"I'm absolutely delighted to get the opportunity," Hughes said.
"I am delighted to be here at Stoke City and happy that the board have shown due diligence during the proces.
"I have always worked with great expectation.
I have no fear of that and I am looking forward to taking this club forward."
"Mark Hughes is a good fit for this football club and has an excellent record in the Premier League.
Mark has a great record at Blackburn, Manchester City and Fulham.
The only 'blip' was at QPR."
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