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Odemwingie not angling for move
Published : 17 Aug 2011 14:30:21
West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie has urged the club's fans to be patient with him as he negotiates a new contract and has insisted he is not angling for a move away from The Hawthorns.
The 30-year-old joined the Baggies last summer on a two-year deal and was an instant hit, netting 15 goals to help the club comfortably avoid relegation.
His impact has made him a target for other clubs, with Wigan having seen an offer rejected, and his failure to sign a new deal has seen the speculation increase, but he wrote on Twitter: "To my dear WBA supporters. I love this club and will leave only to a TOP team which is understandable. Nothing abnormal is going on."
He continued: "Contract is not signed cos of the duration of it. Figures agreed long time ago cos I know this is not real madrid . Please be patient."
The striker added: "Started running today [Wednesday]. Optimistic me says I ll be ok for saturday with magic from the doctor though ."
Coach Michael Appleton was more cautious about Odemwingie's chances of being involved at Stamford Bridge.
He told www.wba.co.uk: "Peter has a 50/50 chance of training at the end of the week.
"Whether we involve him straight away in the game is a decision the gaffer and staff will make nearer the time.
"We still have three days before the game so if he plays any part on Saturday it will be a bonus."