West Brom boss Tony Pulis has hailed the attitude of Salomon Rondon and is certain the striker’s lack of goals will not affect his confidence.
West Brom have scored only four goals in their first six Premier League games of the season, with Rondon netting only once since his £12million summer move from Zenit Saint Petersburg.
Rondon will return against Everton on Monday after being rested for the Capital One Cup defeat at Norwich – and Pulis is confident the goals will soon come.
“We’re just hoping he gets a bit more luck in front of goal, but it doesn’t seem to affect him. He doesn’t seem that type of character,” he said.
“Nothing seems to faze him, he’s just a good lad.
“He could have had four or five easily, I’m sure he’ll score the goals.
“Salomon has been fantastic and every game we’ve played he scored a goal or two and has been very unfortunate not to.
“He’s another one who’s come into the club whose attitude is fantastic.
“That’s something you look at as a manager and already he’s got tremendous respect in the dressing room, not only for his ability but the way he conducts himself.”
Saido Berahino is likely to partner Rondon in the Premier League on Monday after also being rested for the 3-0 loss at Carrow Road on Wednesday, but Pulis dismissed any suggestions the defeat will have a bearing against Everton after he made 10 changes.
“It has no reflection on what we do against Everton,” he said.
“People will not question Sheffield Wednesday who made 10 changes because they won (against Newcastle) – that’s the difference.”