West Brom boss Clarke admits he needs new striker signing

West Bromwich Albion boss Steve Clarke admits he's in the market for a new striker.

Chelsea are ready to recall Romelu Lukaku from his Baggies loan and with fellow striker Peter Odemwingie set to play for Nigeria at the African Nations Cup in ­January, Clarke is desperately considering back-up options.

He said: “It’s a situation I cannot control, but I can’t spend my time worrying about it.

“It won’t be a problem. We know the possibilities that could happen in January and we know what we will do if that happens. I’m not telling you my plans. But I have to manage a football club with the help of my staff and scouts.

“We have six scouts having a planning meeting about potential targets and you have to think ahead.

“January’s a window and there’s one in the summer, so you plan towards those windows and for a number of circumstances that may happen.”

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