Odemwingie responds in row
Peter Odemwingie insists he is still carrying an injury after Roy Hodgson expressed his frustration regarding the striker's fitness.
Last Updated: 25/11/11 7:30am
Peter Odemwingie insists he is still carrying an injury after manager Roy Hodgson expressed his frustration regarding the West Brom striker's fitness problems.
Hodgson admitted earlier this week that the Baggies had got 'nothing' out of the Nigerian this season following the 15 Premier League goals he scored last term.
Odemwingie, who signed a new contract at The Hawthorns in the summer, has struggled for fitness and has not featured since the 2-0 defeat by Liverpool at the end of October.
The 30-year-old has now responded to any criticism through Twitter and has insisted he is closing in on a return to action.
The Nigeria international posted a picture that appeared to show him pressing down on the injured knee, with an attached post: "Picture of injury. Fingerprints to show an edema (accumulation of fluid), still present after three and a half weeks. Trained with the group today (Thursday)."
In another tweet, which was subsequently deleted, Odemwingie then wrote: "Picture taken now. My dear West Brom fans, I do care."
Odemwingie is also pictured holding one of the newspaper articles in which he was criticised by Hodgson.
The Albion chief had said: "Peter is difficult to work out. He was supposed to be fit for the Arsenal game but wasn't.
"Then he was definitely going to be fit for the Bolton game, but wasn't. He is supposed to be fit for the Tottenham game and now there is a doubt about that.
"I take any optimism with a pinch of salt and I'm frustrated because we've got nothing out of Odemwingie this year."
He has netted only two goals this season and it has been summer signing, Shane Long, who has impressed up front with four goals in 10 appearances.