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West Brom News: Moore resists Barnsley, Oxford interest; 'angry' Rodriguez to face Chelsea

West Brom coach Darren Moore is happy to stay at the Hawthorns.

Moore has been linked with the manager's job at Barnsley.

The Express & Star says Oxford United and MK Dons have also made enquiries about his availability in the past year.

Former Albion team-mate Michael Appleton wanted Moore to be his assistant at Oxford, and when he left for Leicester City last June, Moore was considered for the role.

The Dons also made a brief enquiry before Dan Micciche was appointed last month.

Baggies boss Alan Pardew, meanwhile, won't have a problem selecting Jay Rodriguez tonight against Chelsea.

Rodriguez has been charged for alleged racial abuse of Gaetan Bong, although the 28-year-old has vowed to fight the charge and prove his innocence.

"It's a situation which is not ideal for Jay," said Pardew. "It's an accusation he denies and we're going to support him.

"It's a process which needs to be seen through and our comments can affect it so the less we say the better.

"Jay is upset about it, he has a good mental capacity to deal with things and hopefully he can concentrate on his football and not worry too much - although it is a worry.

"At the moment he's angry but he's ok."

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