West Brom supporters urged to go easy on Odemwingie

West Bromwich Albion boss Steve Clarke has urged fans not to let their feelings towards Peter Odemwingie affect their backing for the team on Saturday.

West Bromwich Albion boss Steve Clarke has urged fans not to let their feelings towards Peter Odemwingie affect their backing for the team on Saturday.

Odemwingie returns to favour after his Twitter rants against the club and the bitter on-off transfer saga with QPR last month.

Clarke said: "I understand some of the supporters might not want to forgive Peter quickly but, when they go to the stadium, all I ask is they support the team.

"If Peter scores a hat-trick and they choose not to celebrate Peter's goals, they should celebrate the fact that the team have scored.

"All we can ask is that the supporters support the team and don't allow their feelings over one player to over-ride the fact that the support has been great this year, home and away."

Clarke admitted Albion's shortage of options means the Nigerian international will play again this season.

He said: "We've had a couple of little chats but nothing in-depth and he knows the situation.

"He knows he needs to work hard and he has to be ready for his opportunity when it comes and, for sure, it will come, because we only carry a small squad.

"Will he be considered for Saturday? Absolutely. I've got 20 players available and he'll be involved with the 20 players."

 

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