Roy fears Odemwingie interest
West Brom manager Roy Hodgson fears he could lose striker Peter Odemwingie this summer.
Last Updated: 08/04/11 11:36am
West Brom manager Roy Hodgson fears he could lose in-form striker Peter Odemwingie this summer.
The Nigeria international has hit 10 Premier League goals in 23 starts since his £2million switch from Lokomotiv Moscow, playing a huge role in the club's current six-game unbeaten run.
That run has propelled West Brom to four points above the relegation zone, but Hodgson admits he could face a battle to hold on to the 29-year-old, even if the Baggies survive the drop.
"I will cross that bridge when the time comes," said Hodgson of potential interest. "Most of the players in the Premier League are good enough to move on.
"We are very happy with Odemwingie of course. Peter has been an excellent signing for the club.
"He's scored 10 goals but if you add the goals he has scored to the goals he has helped produce he would be almost up into the 20 mark.
"That's quite incredible for a player in his first season in the Premier League and playing at a club at the wrong end of the table."
Signed by former Baggies boss Roberto di Matteo, Hodgson says he was aware of Odemwingie's talent from his days in charge at Fulham but he hopes to retain his services for his current club.
Hodgson added: "He wasn't totally unknown, I knew of him at Fulham, he was on our scouting list, but the club did particularly well to tempt him away from Lokomotiv and do the deal.
"We are very happy with it and long may that continue."