West Brom travel to face Southampton tomorrow with Peter Odemwingie but without captain Chris Brunt
West Brom will not sack striker Peter Odemwingie over his latest Twitter attack against the club, Press Association Sport understands
West Brom have confirmed that they will deal internally with striker Peter Odemwingie's latest Twitter outbursts against the club.
Want to treat me like an average player. The abuse and praise I get is it average ? So get some extra from me tooFrom @OdemwingieP on Twitter:
If they like they shouldn't even give me 10 mins to play. Threatening to ruin my career? Career I closed already last summer? No harm to meFrom @OdemwingieP on Twitter:
Keeping me on the bench now is worst than what they did on the 31st. New advisers told me to take say its all my fault cos its better or meFrom @OdemwingieP on Twitter:
This is not the first time Odemwingie has released a series of outbursts against his club West Bromwich Albion. In January he took to Twitter to vent his 'outrage' after his transfer request to QPR was rejected.
The Nigerian international had expressed his desire to join QPR who had a second bid believed to be in the region of £3 million, was rejected by Albion in January.
West Bromwich Albion confirms that Peter Odemwingie reported for training this morning and met with head coach Steve Clarke for preliminary discussions.
After the events of the past week, the club decided it is in the best interests of all parties that Peter is not involved in Sunday’s game against Spurs, and he was given permission to return home.
West Bromwich Albion have moved to clarify developments regarding Peter Odemwingie after the striker was filmed a short while ago arriving at Loftus Road.
The club can confirm they have held further discussions with QPR today but those talks have so far proven fruitless and no agreement has been reached.
Albion would also like to make clear that Peter has not been given permission to speak to QPR about a potential move.
West Bromwich Albion head coach Steve Clarke wants striker Peter Odemwingie to stay despite his outburst on Twitter against the club.
The club has rejected two offers from QPR for the Nigerian striker with the latest believed to be £3 million.
Odemwingie has handed in a transfer request and over the weekend hit out at the club on Twitter, accusing them of "stealing" his loyalty and showing him a lack of respect.
West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie is expected to find out if he will face disciplinary action for his Twitter attacks against the club when he returns to training today, Press Association Sport understands.
Odemwingie released a series of outbursts against the West Brom after his transfer request was rejected on Friday.
The Nigerian international has expressed his desire to join QPR who had a second bid believed to be in the region of £3 million, which was rejected by Albion on Monday.
Odemwingie is expected to meet with Albion officials to discuss his social networking remarks. He faces the possibility of a fine.
– Richard Garlick, sporting & technical director (designate)
QPR have made a second, improved offer for Peter, which we have turned down.
As we have repeatedly stated, we have no need or desire to sell our core players.
Since we turned down Peter's transfer request, he has made his position clear in a statement to the media and via his personal Twitter account.
This matter will be dealt with internally.
Albion fans are not the only reason,but made it easier for me to decide to stay and try my best to forget about the disappointment.From @OdemwingieP on Twitter:
I succeeded in doing that. But it's not getting better.Before bigger disappointment comes one day I better leave on a good note.From @OdemwingieP on Twitter:
Looked through my tweets. Deleted some. Was too much. Only excuses - home alone, dark, son and wife in hospital, frustrated.From @OdemwingieP on Twitter: