ALBION hitman Leo Ulloa has been backed to rediscover his goal touch.

The Argentinian target man has gone six games without scoring – the longest famine of his Albion career – after a header was disallowed at Watford yesterday.

Ulloa scored twice on his first start back from long-term injury at Charlton on Boxing Day but has not found the net since.

Assistant head coach Nathan Jones said: “Since he has come back from injury he is just gathering momentum really. We obviously wants to get on the scoresheet and he is our top striker, so he will score goals.

“The injury has just knocked it out of him a little bit. He was in good form when he got the injury. He is now coming back to where we would like him phyically.”

Ulloa, who was sidelined for ten weeks by a fractured foot bone, was denied by a marginal offside decision in the second half of the setback at Vicarage Road.

Rohan Ince missed the match with a foot injury and fellow midfield development product Jake Forster-Caskey was forced off late in the first half with a tweaked hamstring.

Both injuries are minor and Ince is expected to resume training this week.

Craig Mackail-Smith has been earmarked for his first home appearance after ten months out in the development fixture against Crystal Palace at Lancing tonight (7pm).

Mackail-Smith made a 24-minute comeback from Achilles and ankle injuries at Brentford last week.