Last Updated: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 08:53
Keith Downing wants Somen Tchoyi to be more consistent and improve tactically in order to force his way into West Brom's first team.
Albion's assistant head coach has spoken out about the Cameroon international, who has not even made the substitutes' bench in the past two matches against Wigan and Newcastle respectively.
And, while Downing is adamant that Tchoyi is still very much a part of boss Roy Hodgson's plans at the Hawthorns, he has called on the player to show the same sort of ability which saw him come off the bench and score a late equaliser against Fulham last month, on a more regular basis.
Downing, who claims Tchoyi missed out against Newcastle due to tactical reasons with regards to the cover they wanted on the bench, told the club's website: "He needs consistency.
"That's what Somen needs to strive for week after week.
"He needs to maintain that consistency because he has an abundance of talent, he's a matchwinner, as we've seen before, and he can make an impact on games as he did at Fulham.
"But it's a case of him learning about positional play tactically, we know technically he has got it in abundance, but tactically it's knowing and understanding what role he needs to do as part of the team and those things are what we want.
"It's taken Roy so many months to drill that into him and obviously Somen needs to take it on board on a training day and a matchday.
"But we know his ability and he's in our plans for the final eight games."
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