West Brom striker Markus Rosenberg
has more to offer Steve Clarkeâ€™s West Bromwich Albion side ahead of Sundayâ€™s derby-day clash at Villa Park.
The Sweden international made his
full home debut in Albionâ€™s 2-1 Capital One Cup third-round defeat to Liverpool at The Hawthorns on Wednesday.Â Rosenberg arrived at The Hawthorns in August on a Bosman, having not trained with a team in seven weeks after exiting Euro 2012 on June 19.Â And the former Werder
Bremen striker, who turned 30 yesterday, believes his
performances will continue to improve as he
gains more game time.
told West Brom's
â€œI have trained a lot but I have not played as much so I really needed 90 minutes and I got it.Â That was positive but the result of the game was not so positive.Â It feels better and better but you can still see that the last pass is not there.Â There were too many times when I lost the ball, but itâ€™s getting better and better and I think in the second half I came into it better. Â I started well in the first 15 minutes, then I came into the middle and the whole team lost their game, including me.
Then in the second half it was more 50/50."
Rosenberg gained experience of intense local rivalries during his time at Werder Bremen, whose matches with Hamburg, known as the Nordderby, are renowned for their hostility. Â And the 6ft attacker is excited by the prospect of playing in his first West Midlands derby as Albion and Villa meet for the 159th time in all competitions.