Brown Ideye says he was prepared to bide his time and sit on the bench rather than move to Qatar on deadline day.
Ideye – who has smashed four goals in three games- dismisses a move to the Middle East was imminent although Carlton Cole’s arrival would have hampered his playing time.
“The club has the decision who to bring in and sign,” he said.
“It’s unfortunate for the club that they weren’t able to bring in Cole but I wasn’t looking to leave West Brom and move to Qatar.
“I was ready to sit on the bench and wait for my time rather than leaving and going to Qatar.”
Brown says the secret of his remarkable upturn in fortunes is answering Tony Pulis’ demand for hard work.
The club’s £8.8million record buy has notched four goals in three games after notching two in 17 appearances beforehand.
West Bromwich Albion’s Brown Ideye celebrates acrobatically after making it 3-0
“Nothing has changed. I just kept working hard in training,” he said.
“Sometimes as a striker it turns out that you don’t score in some games so I didn’t really believe that was the reason I wasn’t playing.
“Right now for me I am scoring in every game and that’s important.
“He (Pulis) has just asked everybody to work hard on the pitch and give all you’ve got.
“Sometimes you will lose and sometimes you will win but he just asks us to give all and do what we can do.
“I spoke to him several times and he just told me that I should keep doing what I do best, which is working hard, and hope that things would work out, and hopefully things are working out now.
“I am happy about the game.
“It is fortunate that things have worked out this way for me now but I think that’s how God wants it to be so we just have to keep on working hard and hopefully things will turn out well.
“I feel more confident and you can see that in the game.
“I feel more confident playing with the confidence of the coach in my and that made me bring out what I know how to do best, which is scoring goals.”
Ideye has revealed former Arsenal and West Brom striker Nwankwo Kanu has been acting as his mentor helping through his troubled early times at Albion.
Kanu spent two years at The Hawthorns and went on to score the only goal as Portsmouth knocked Albion out of the FA Cup at Wembley in the semi-finals in 2008.
“For me, he is like a mentor. In Nigeria Kanu is one of the big players that everybody looks up to so I am happy that we used to talk,” said Brown.
“He calls me sometimes and I get some advice from him because I know he played here too.
“He told me just to keep working hard and hopefully things will turn out to be good for me and that’s what happened on Saturday.
“I can’t remember his winner in the Cup final but he told me about it.”
Albion are in the hat for the sixth round of the FA Cup with Ideye already in dreamland.
“I watched it as a kid and for me it’s a dream come true to be here,” he said.
“For me I’ve never been there or played at Wembley so it would be a dream comes true.
“But we have one more game to get to Wembley so we have to win that if we want to go there.
“There is Wembley and the Maracana in Brazil. Every player wants to play in the best stadiums.”