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West Brom boss Hodgson hails Fortune for getting his career back on track

Roy Hodgson has praised the comeback of West Bromwich Albion striker Marc-Antoine Fortune after he looked to be on his way out of The Hawthorns. But Fortune has fought his way back into Hodgson's plans, starting the last five games, including Sunday's 5-1 demolition of Wolves at Molineux.

Hodgson said: "He looks a different player. He continued to work hard and fight even through the lean moments where he was sometimes not even on the bench.

"I've admired him for that. A little bit of confidence could be the reason for things looking up and his loan spell at Doncaster helped him a little bit as well.

"All those factors play a part and against Wolves on Sunday I thought he was very good."

Hodgson is now looking for Albion to improve their miserable home record of just two wins this campaign.

He said: "I'd like to think our fans are good enough judges of football to agree with me in that our home games have been dogged by bad luck whereas away, we've got much more what we deserved."

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