Unsettled striker has part to play at The Hawthorns
Unsettled West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie has been told that he still has a part to play at The Hawthorns this season despite being fined two weeks wages over his January transfer window antics.
Odemwingie was wanted by QPR in the transfer window, with West Brom rejecting a £2million offer for the 31-year-old Nigerian international who has 18 months left to run on his contract,
The forward subsequently handed in a transfer request and embarked on a rant over his future on twitter as discussions continued over a potential transfer deal being struck between QPR and West Brom.
With the Premier League’s bottom side still hoping to do a deal on deadline day, Odemwingie travelled to Loftus Road without West Brom’s permission and was interviewed live on television about his future.
Despite increased offers from QPE, Odemwingie remained a West Brom player and was given the maximum two week fine for his antics and has not played since – his last game coming on January 19.
But manager Steve Clarke has told Sportinglife that Odemwingie he still has a future at The Hawthorns despite being left out of Monday’s 2-0 victory over Liverpool at Anfield.
“It wasn’t an additional punishment and he was involved, that is why he was there,” he said. “He was in the dressing room, he was delighted for his team-mates and was there to support them and help them.
“It is all part of what being part of a squad about. Peter makes his contribution and will make a contribution in the season going forward.”