TOMER HEMED believes he has underlined his commitment to the Albion cause - during one of the toughest periods of his career.

The striker has revealed how he was praised by Chris Hughton for his work and attitude during a recent three-game Premier League ban.

Now he has targeted a successful return to the Amex against Stoke – if he gets the chance.

Hemed has seen fellow striker Glenn Murray score four goals in three games after taking his chance to start.

In The Argus today, Hemed relives the agony of a suspension which ruled him out for five weeks after he stepped on Newcastle’s DeAndre Yedlin.

He said: “When I was suspended I decided to work as hard as I could and improve myself. I got good feedback from the staff and the players.

“I’m glad the manager was happy to see me take this period and use it to work hard and improve myself.

“They know that I never stop and I will try every moment to show I deserve to play.”

Hemed is likely to be on the bench when Stoke visit next Monday but knows Albion will need all their players in the busy period which lies ahead.

He said: “This is football. Now I am back and Glenn is doing well.

“Now it depends on me and I will try to show myself every minute in games and training to get back and play as many games as I can.”