ANDRANIK Teimourian believes he is on target to become a first team regular for Wanderers next season.

The high tempo midfielder, who was a complete unknown before he featured in Iran's World Cup campaign in Germany last summer, has already played his way into Sam Allardyce's good books and is now aiming to cement a place in the Whites' first 11.

His performance as a second half substitute in Saturday's 1-0 win at Watford drew praise and encouragement from the manager and fans alike, and now the player himself has given a so-far-so-good verdict on his progress as a future Premiership star.

"I hope the experiences that I am getting with the first team will help me to become a fixed player in Bolton next season," Andranik said.

"I believe I can become a successful player in the Premiership."

Andranik, who featured in the Iran side which drew 2-2 draw at home to Belarus last night, impressed Allardyce and his scouts with his performances in his country's three matches in the first phase of the World Cup, which they lost to Mexico and Portugal and drew with Angola.

Pictures of him in tears at the end of a passionate, all-action display at the end of the Angola game in Leipzig were the enduring images of Iran's campaign and earned him national hero status in his homeland.

Now, six months and nine appearances after his transfer from Abo Moslem, Allardyce is delighted with his progress. "He looks the part," the boss said. "I hope he can go on from here and continue to grow with us."

Andranik, who showed his eye for goal with his double strike in the 4-0 FA Cup win at Doncaster last month, knows he will need to be patient before he is awarded a first Premiership start, but has issued his own so-far-so-good progress report. I am delighted that I got another chance to play for Bolton again, and in my opinion I did a reasonable job for the team," he said after his 40-minute runout at Watford, where his skill and energy levels gave the Wandrerers attack a much-needed boost.

"We managed to win in the league for the first time since the beginning of 2007, and I am very happy that I played a part in this victory. We were unlucky not to win in the mid-week game against Charlton."