Roy - Row was storm in a teacup
West Brom manager Roy Hodgson says the spat between Ben Foster and Peter Odemwingie has been resolved after they clashed at Everton.
Last Updated: 05/04/12 7:53pm
West Brom manager Roy Hodgson says the spat between goalkeeper Ben Foster and striker Peter Odemwingie has been resolved after they clashed at Everton last weekend.
Foster and Odemwingie squared up to each other during the 2-0 defeat and were involved in a verbal exchange.
On-loan Birmingham player Foster appeared to be upset that Odemwingie had not been tight to his marker as Albion defended a short corner.
Hodgson said: "It was a storm in a teacup. It is one of those things that can happen in a match.
"It is not something you are proud of, something you don't relish having to deal with.
"We knew about the short corner routine, wanted Peter to mark the player who was looking to receive the short corner.
"He didn't do it and didn't like the fact he was told about it (by Foster).
"But it started quickly and, if there was a fire, it was put out very quickly. In fact, the mood in training this week has been exceptionally good."
Hodgson has again played down speculation about him being a possible candidate to replace Fabio Capello as England manager.
He said: "I can only answer as I've answered before. It is such a hypothetical question. It's a bridge that, if ever I have to cross it, I'll consider it when the time comes.
"But I don't like to discuss whether I am a candidate or not, whether I want the job or not. I would like the FA to get on with their work, sort out the candidates they think are the right people.
"If someone said to me 'we've made our decision, we'd like to talk to you' I'll consider that decision when that moment comes.
"At this moment in time, I don't see any comments from myself or anyone else linked with the job doing anything except further muddying waters and further fuelling speculation.
"I prefer to stay out of it."