VICTOR Adeboyejo believes he is starting to grow into his role at Wanderers.

The striker, signed for a six-figure fee from Burton Albion 12 months ago, admits it has taken time for him to show his very best form for his new club.

Still relatively inexperienced in the number nine role, having played as a winger in his early days at Barnsley, the Nigerian has netted seven goals this season including a hat-trick against Fleetwood.

His eye-catching performance on Tuesday night in the FA Cup replay against Luton Town drew praise from supporters, and Adeboyejo hopes there will be plenty more like it to come.

“I was pleased with the way I played,” he told The Bolton News. “Everyone has getting used to each other – even I’m getting used to the fans. It always takes a bit of time to get to know your surroundings but once you do, you can show your best side.

“Then, whether you like it or not, is down to them. But I am happy to be on the right side of the equation right now.

“It was a big step, coming to a team and a club of this size, with the mentality, the style of play, it is a big gap.

“And I have learned myself not to get too high when it is going well, or too low when it is not going for me. I am starting to find that balance.”

Adeboyejo’s presence has seemingly brought the best out of Dion Charles, who netted his 17th goal of the season against Luton in midweek and is on course for his third 20-goal haul in the last four seasons in League One.

But, with a nod to fellow front men Jon Dadi Bodvarsson and Cameron Jerome, the 26-year-old believes each partnership at Ian Evatt’s disposal is showing signs of improvement.

“Me and Dion are getting to understand each other’s game better,” he said. “You know what you are getting from him, he works really hard and gets himself into positions to score goals, so it is about trying to fit in with that and I feel it is the case for all of us, we are all starting to understand each other’s game. No matter what pairing the gaffer puts together we are getting more out of each other.

“There is probably more work to do before any of us are the complete pair but I feel like we’re moving in the right direction.”

Wanderers head to Leyton Orient today hoping that the pitch is passed fit by officials after recent low temperatures.

Midweek slots through the rest of the season are few and far between, and with an impending international break in March almost guaranteeing that the home game with Shrewsbury is moved and potentially two more games in the Bristol Street Motors Trophy to fit in, should they reach the final, Adeboyejo says the team knows what hard work is in store.

“The best teams go again,” he said. “We aspire to be one of the best teams, so these are the opportunities you should thrive upon, especially knocking on the right end of the table. It is on us to go again.”