Last Updated: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 10:48
Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill believes given time the front pairing of Steven Fletcher and Danny Graham will gel together.
The duo took to the field against the Baggies at the weekend and both went close but neither scored in the 2-1 defeat, as Fletcher hit the post and Graham had a shot just inches wide.
The Black Cats boss is not rushing to make judgment after just one game.
"It'll take a bit of time," he said. "This was the first time that the two have played together competitively and I think they'll improve as time goes on and they get a proper understanding.
"All season long we have had Steven Fletcher playing as a centre-forward but, in his time at Wolves, he played as many times off a centre-forward as he did as a centre-forward.
"And while was enjoying it against Albion, he probably needed a bit of help closer to him during the game.
"I think they will do well, but Danny Graham is still working on getting his match sharpness.
"Because he hasn't played a lot this season compared to last, he feels he needs a game or two to get fully match-fit.
"And that's fine - he worked hard for the side and he didn't have a great deal of luck - but he'll do fine for us."
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