Brunt: Odemwingie still has a future at West Brom

The Nigeria international unsuccessfully attempted to engineer a move to QPR during the January transfer window, but the Baggies captain believes he can contribute

West Brom captain Chris Brunt has insisted want-away striker Peter Odemwingie can still contribute this season.

The Nigerian has not appeared for the Baggies since turning up at QPR's training ground in an attempt to force through a move on transfer deadline day of the January transfer window.

But Brunt believes that the forward, who has scored 30 goals in 80 appearances for Steve Clarke's side, should be welcomed back if he shows the right attitude in training.

“There are no issues. Football is football," he told reporters. "As long as everyone is doing their job then nothing that has gone on before will be an issue.

"Since Peter Odemwingie came back, he's got his head down and got on with it. We've seen in the past what he can do on the pitch and how good he can be.

"It's up to the gaffer what team he picks but we need all the players we can get. We don't have a massive squad and Peter is a good player so I'm sure he will play a part for us.

"As long as everyone gives 100 per cent during training and on the pitch, then there are no complaints."