Fans still won’t forgive deadline day blooper.
West Bromwich Albion boss Steve Clarke has admitted that the future of the club’s striker, Peter Odemwingie, still needs sorting out, according to The Mirror.
The 31-year-old was on the bench for Albion’s 3-2 defeat at the hands of Wigan this weekend and Clarke admitted that he would have featured had it not been for the jeers of the fans along as he warmed up along the touchline.
Fans still haven’t forgiven the Uzbek born Nigerian international for his transfer deadline day stunt that saw him attempt to push through a move to QPR and then attack Albion and it’s supporters over Twitter once it fell through.
However, Clarke has admitted that he may be forced to use him again this season as the size of the squad is so small.
“His situation is something we will have to consider at the end of the season,” Clarke said.
“It’s a decision for us all to sit down at the end of the season and make. We need to decide what is the best way forward for the football club.”
“For now, we have to run with the squad we’ve got,” he said. “I’ve not got any cards we can pull out the hat. The squad is what I’ve got and we have to work with that squad.”
“Yes he can play here again because we’ve got Man United here on the last home game. My squad is small and if I pick up injuries again before the end of the season, then of course he can play.”
Before his indiscretion in January Odemwingie managed five goals in 18 appearances.