Saturday, September 24, 2022

West Brom would love Peter Odemwingie

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West Bromwich Albion are a team desperate for a goalscorer, with Karlan Grant suffering in front of goal and Brandon Thomas-Asante an unproven talent having joined late on in the summer window.

The former has just three goals this season despite having played in all of their league fixtures.

Would you take Odemwingie back now?

Yes

Yes

No

No

They are currently languishing in 20th, with just one win from ten in the Championship, and with just 15 goals scored in ten games (five of which came in one match).

One man who would certainly inject some confidence into this misfiring outfit is former striker Peter Odemwingie, who Steve Bruce would be wishing he had now for his current toothless side.

Across 90 appearances for the Baggies, the Nigerian marksman bagged 31 times, whilst also providing 17 assists. That means that he contributed to at least one goal once every 1.8 games.

It is not going to set the world alight but that kind of solid proficiency in front of goal, alongside a solid defence that Bruce will be desperate to cultivate, could have been the perfect combination for success.

During the 2011/12 Premier League season, ten goals in 30 appearances announced him as a pretty reliable option up front.

To bring this form down to the Championship would surely see his goals increase, and he could be the final piece of the puzzle to allow West Brom to kick on towards promotion once more.

Signed in 2010 for just an undisclosed fee, this “wonderful” forward would definitely be the answer to their prayers could they return him to the current side in his prime.

Not only was he a huge success on the pitch, but the fact that he left and recouped a £2.5m fee made him an all-around success for the club.

If only he could bring some of that ability now, they might not have had such a lacklustre start to the new campaign.

What started out as a promotion-chasing season has quickly become all about stabilisation, but with a proper forward like Odemwingie they would certainly have more than just the one win towards their dreams.

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