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Odemwingie sent home by West Brom

ESPN staff
February 1, 2013
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Peter Odemwingie was sent home from training on Friday as West Bromwich Albion look to limit the damage caused by his transfer deadline day embarrassment.

The Nigeria international reported with the rest of the squad at the club's training headquarters - hours after his failed trip to London to try to secure a transfer to Queens Park Rangers.

He gave an interview on Friday morning, suggesting West Brom were to blame for the chain of events. His stay at the club's training ground was brief as he was told not to train and has been given a few days off as Albion mull over their next move concerning the 31-year-old striker.

Odemwingie will not be involved in head coach Steve Clarke's squad for Sunday's game against Tottenham at the Hawthorns, but has been told to return to training next week.

He held a 40-minute meeting with Albion's sporting and technical director Dan Ashworth shortly after he had intimated that the FA's new director of elite development gave him permission to head to London.

Odemwingie said: "I had a long chat with Dan and I have been given a few days off. I will be back for training next week."

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