Foster urges Odemwingie stay

Peter Odemwingie, West BromWest Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster has called on the club to keep hold of Peter Odemwingie.

The Nigerian forward has been attracting the attention of Premier League rivals QPR.

Super Hoops boss Harry Redknapp is rumoured to be willing to make a January move for his signature as they look to steer clear of the relegation zone.

The Midlanders’ manager Steve Clarke has stated his deire to keep hold of the 31-year-old in the past, and now Foster has echoed these thoughts:

“We can’t afford to let anybody go. We have been struggling (with injuries) – we have had 13 or 14 players in training at times. Hopefully he (Odemwingie ) won’t be going anywhere.” He is quoted by Sky Sports.

Since his £2m arrival from Locomotiv Moscow in 2010 Odemwingie has struck 31 goals in 82 appearances for the Baggies.

Despite this form, he has often been criticised for his inconsistent displays and knack of going missing during games.

But Foster believes that his talent should not be a subject for debate, and that if he leave this month it will be difficult to bring in an adequate replacement:

“He has always got that ability to score goals for us when it matters. He can be frustrating at times, but other times he can be magical.

“Sometimes everyone says ‘just try to shoot’. I know sometimes it will go wide or over the bar, but he can unleash and when he does, they can be unstoppable.

“That’s the beauty of him, he can frustrate you, but has so much skill and ability.”

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