West Bromwich Albion boss Roy Hodgson says Chris Wood is a required player.

Wood is impressing on-loan at Birmingham City this season.

Hodgson said: "Do we regard him as our player, and one who is getting experience elsewhere then the answer is 'yes'.

"We have no desire to lose him and we believe his future is at West Brom but we would only curtail his loan if we felt it was absolutely necessary and that he would get a place in the team."