West Brom January signing working hard to win over fans

first_img Callum McManaman in action for West Brom 1 West Brom’s January signing Callum McManaman is still working on winning the fans over after injury problems.The winger joined from Wigan in the winter window but has been held back from repaying Tony Pulis’ side because of a heel issue and illness.“I know Albion fans haven’t seen the best of me – I’ve shown glimpses but I’ve not got going yet,” McManaman said.“My heel was badly bruised underneath so when I put weight on it and ran the hard ground and studs make it worse. I did it in training after I joined, just before the Sunderland game, but it’s something I’ve played through in the last month. “I’ve also had the flu twice, which has been a nightmare too because I never get ill generally. Maybe the stress of moving for the first time didn’t help me but now I’m settled – I have a flat in Birmingham – and I think that will help me.“The international break will be important. They’re setting up a plan for me to help me get back up to the very highest standards of fitness I know I’m capable of.“At the moment I’m not fully where I want to be because of the niggle I’ve had but I’m getting closer all the time and I’m getting fitter. That international break will be the ideal time for me.”last_img