John Carew would be welcome at West Brom, says Peter Odemwingie

18 January 2011 11:26
West Brom are set to step up their bid to sign Aston Villa striker John Carew, and current leading scorer Peter Odemwingie would welcome the rivalry from any new arrival. [LNB]The Baggies are expected to move for Carew if, and when, Darren Bent completes his club-record move from Sunderland to Villa. [LNB] Ready for the challenge: Odemwingie insists he would welcome the signing of Carew [LNB]Baggies boss Roberto Di Matteo has already confirmed Carew was a player on his radar, but Odemwingie, who has netted seven goals this season, will thrive on the competition. [LNB]Eyeing a move: Carew is set to join the Baggies [LNB]The Nigerian international said: 'Will I welcome a new striker? You cannot avoid this. 'Every team has competition between players. It's something that must be there and we have it now. [LNB]'I'm not the only player who can play and score but just at the moment they (the club) feel I'm in a better condition and I'm confident in front of goal. [LNB]'Tomorrow it might be someone else because we have 40-odd games a season.[LNB]'If someone else comes in and he's good then maybe you will need to do extra that you've never done before to get a shirt. I know that.'[LNB]Former CSKA Moscow striker Odemwingie has had a hectic schedule since the beginning of March with the season in Russia, the World Cup and after joining Albion. [LNB]He has picked up a series of niggling injuries, including ankle and knee problems, but feels he is now close to full fitness again. [LNB]He said: 'Myself now physically I am getting close to being 100%. "I hope that will be all for me injury wise for this season.'[LNB]  Hell Bent on staying alive: Worried Lerner hands Houllier war chest for Villa's survival missionLyon star Makoun set for Villa as Houllier closes in on £6.5m man Villa shouldn't waste their money on Grade D Bent, insists Collymore ASTON VILLA FC

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