Odemwingie to escape West Brom fine over deadline day drive to QPR

Peter Odemwingie will not be fined by West Bromwich Albion for driving to London to speak with Queens Park Rangers on transfer deadline day, the Daily Mirror has reported.

Odemwingie has been adamant he was given permission to begin talks with the Premier League’s bottom club despite West Brom’s insistence to the contrary. The Nigeria striker claims the Baggies’ technical director Dan Ashworth gave his consent and said he will contest any punishment meted out.

Having been sent home from training last week and left out of the Albion squad that lost to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, Odemwingie returned to training on Monday as most of the rest of the players were given the day off. The Mirror reveals he trained with only midfielders Claudio Yacob and Youssouf Mulumbu.

No meeting was held between Odemwingie and West Brom and nor was he read the riot act by the club’s hierarchy, although the newspaper suggests Odemwingie is in line for a cold reception when he returns to full training with his teammates later this week.

Odemwingie joined West Brom in August 2010, moving from Lokomotiv Moscow. He’s scored 31 goals in 83 games for the club, scoring five times this season from 19 appearances.

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