Peter Odemwingie must stay with West Brom, insists James Morrison

08 July 2011 08:59
[LNB] Key man: Peter Odemwingie[LNB]James Morrison admits West Bromwich Albion would have struggled to avoid relegation without Peter Odemwingie's firepower and believes it is vital he commits his future to the club.[LNB]Odemwingie scored 15 Premier League goals in his first season with the Baggies after his move from Lokomotiv Moscow.[LNB]The Nigerian international is currently holding talks with Albion over a new deal and midfielder Morrison is optimistic Odemwingie will stay - but believes it is vital any doubts in that direction are removed.[LNB]He said: 'It is crucial that we establish Peter's future 100 per cent. Look at the contribution he made last season. One of the reasons we stayed in the Premier League was his goals.[LNB]'It's fair to say if we take that out of the team, we might have struggled (to stay up).[LNB]'Fingers crossed, he signs a new contract. He had a great season and I think he wants to prove that was not a one-off.'[LNB]Midfielder Zoltan Gera's return to the Hawthorns is nearing completion on a Bosman transfer after his contract with Fulham expired.[LNB]But Albion are continuing their search for a new goalkeeper after Scott Carson's switch to Bursaspor and are now being linked with a move for Birmingham's Ben Foster.[LNB]The Baggies will fly out to America on Sunday for a three-game tour as part of their preparations for the new campaign.[LNB] CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR FREE FANTASY FOOTBALL GAMEWest Brom pull out of Long deal as Reading slap ?10m price tag on in-demand striker Free agent Nigel Reo-Coker delays talks with West Brom despite release by Aston Villa[LNB][LNB] [LNB]

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