Everton vs West Bromwich Albion: Premier League Preview

Everton vs West Bromwich Albion: Match Preview

Adam Storer
Published 01/30/2013 14:56 by Adam Storer.

Everton Vs West Bromwich Albion
Premier League, Goodison Park
Wednesday 30 January 2013, 19:45 kick-off


Team News

Belgian striker Kevin Mirallas is suffering from a hamstring injury, and is unlikely to line-up for Everton tonight.

Toffees defender Seamus Coleman and midfielder Darron Gibson are also major doubts with thigh injuries.

Peter Odemwingie is set to miss the game for West Brom, after his wife recently gave birth to his son.

The Baggies are also waiting for quartet Marc-Antoine Fortune, Claudio Yacob, Shane Long and Steven Reid to be cleared to play.

Baggies boss wants Odemwingie to stay at the Hawthorns

Despite reports suggesting that Peter Odemwingie is on his way out of the Hawthorns, West Brom manager Steve Clarke still hopes to keep hold of the Nigerian.

The Baggies have rejected two bids in the region of £3 million from QPR, with Odemwingie due to discuss his Twitter outburst and possible disciplinary measures with Albion officials.

Clarke told Sky Sports: "QPR have put two bids in for Peter, the club have turned them down and feel at this time in this windows, the bids are not acceptable to us.

"Peter's comments haven't helped the situation but I feel he has been really badly advised."

Odemwingie has played over 90 games for the west Midlands club, scoring an impressive 31 goals since his move from Lokomotiv Moscow in 2010.

Clarke added: "Can we keep Odemwingie? Yes, I think we can because if QPR don't come up with a bid which is acceptable to West Brom, then I don't see what the solution is.

"You can't just let a player go. The club are entitled to get a good price for Peter in this window."

The former Chelsea and Liverpool assistant coach also feels that if Odemwingie stays, then he will have to rebuild his relationship with striker and hopes he can be an integral part for West Brom for the rest of the season.

The former Chelsea player concluded: "If it doesn't happen and he is here on February 1, then it becomes a different story and there are different bridges to be mended and different conversations to be had.

"I personally hope is here on February 1 and we can look forward to have him as part of our squad for the rest of the season."


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