Mel set to select Anelka for West Brom despite sponsor pressure

West Bromwich Albion boss Pepe Mel will consider Nicolas Anelka for selection tonight against Everton.

The Daily Mail says West Brom have refused to buckle under pressure from club sponsors Zoopla and will consider fielding Anelka against Everton on Monday night.

The property portal had threatened to withdraw their financial support as the row over the French forward’s quenelle gesture rumbles on.

West Brom’s hierarchy discussed the situation over the weekend and see no reason to deviate from the statement issued in the immediate aftermath of the striker’s actions at West Ham in December.

The club said on December 30 that, while the FA continued their enquiry, Anelka would be available for selection.

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