Vydra may start against Tottenham, reveals Downing

London: West Brom caretaker boss Keith Downing has revealed that forgotten man Matej Vydra could make his first Premier League start at Tottenham on Thursday.

The on-loan Czech Republic striker came off the bench to salvage a 1-1 draw against Hull City last weekend.

Vydra enjoyed a fruitful loan spell at Championship side Watford last season, but has barely had a look-in since his temporary switch to the Albion from Serie A club Udinese.

However, the 21-year-old ensured Downing avoided defeat in his first game in charge since Steve Clarke left the Hawthorns and could be rewarded with a start at White Hart Lane.

"I`m pleased for Matej Vydra because he`s been here a while and people have forgotten him a little bit," the caretaker Baggies boss told reporters.

"I`m pleased because he`s a good type: a good professional who works hard at his game.

"He`s in a good vein of form at the moment. He`s come on and scored the goal, made some impact in previous games.

"When someone scores a goal their confidence is high so you`ve got to consider him for a start at Spurs."

Vydra made a name for himself in England by scoring 22 goals for a Watford side that suffered defeat in the play-off final in May.