Last Updated: Mon, 13 Jun 2011 12:44
West Brom's assistant boss Michael Appleton has admitted that Somen Tchoyi could be converted into a striker for the new campaign.
The possibility of utilising the 28-year-old Cameroon international as an attacking option has come about following his final day hat-trick heroics on May 22 as the Baggies stormed back from three-down to secure a point at Newcastle.
And, with boss Roy Hodgson keen to alleviate some of the pressure that will no doubt be heaped on Peter Odemwingie after he finished top scorer last season, Appleton revealed that Tchoyi could be the answer.
He told the Express & Star: "He has played there a couple of times for Cameroon. When they have played three up front he has started in wide areas but come into central areas.
"He has looked a threat when we have seen him do that on international duty, so it has been on our minds a little bit and we might have found a tool we can use for next season.
"Newcastle was incredible and it was great for him. In the first-half he threatened a little bit in wide areas but, as soon as we put him into central areas, he caused havoc and could have had another couple of goals."
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