Robson sets Earnshaw straight
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
West Brom boss Bryan Robson says Robert Earnshaw should look in the mirror.
Bryan Robson said he off-loaded Robert Earnshaw to Norwich City because the forward did not want to play for West Brom.
The Wales international made a deadline day move to Carrow Road after twice requesting a transfer from The Hawthorns, and fired a parting shot at his manager by claiming he was never given the chance to prove himself.
Robson sees things rather differently and feels Earnshaw needs to take a long, hard look in the mirror.
"He didn't prove himself as far as I'm concerned," explained Robson to Sky Sports News. "To the overall contribution, what I wanted from a player in my team.
"Like I say, a player who feels hard done to will always have a go at the manager or coach and never look in the mirror.
"Good luck to him at Norwich. We've got to get on with West Bromwich Albion.
"At the end of the day, he was the one who put in two transfer requests.
"When I asked him to come off the transfer list and fight for his place in the side, he wasn't prepared to do that.
"So he made it clear he didn't want to play for West Brom."
Robson expressed sympathy for sacked Newcastle United manager Graeme Souness.
"I think it's always a wee bit harsh at this stage of the season," he complained. "Graeme's had a lot of injury problems within the squad.
"Newcastle aren't in the relegation bottom three at the moment. Sometimes, you look at it and think could you not give him a little bit longer to try and prove himself?
"But The Premiership is a high pressured game and, if you do go down towards the bottom of the league when you're not expected to be there, the pressure does come on."