Football - Clarke looking for contribution from Odemwingie

West Brom head coach Steve Clarke has challenged striker Peter Odemwingie to reproduce the form he was showing before his recent fall-out with the club.

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Peter Odemwingie has left West Bromwich Albion to join Cardiff (PA Photos)

Odemwingie has been attracting headlines for his Twitter rants against the club and turning up without permission at Loftus Road on transfer deadline day, only for his move to QPR to collapse.

But the issue appears to have been resolved in the short term with Odemwingie issuing an apology for his actions after being disciplined and fined by West Brom.

Clarke claimed Odemwingie had produced a "man of the match performance" in his last appearance for the club in a 2-2 home draw with Aston Villa three weeks ago.

Now the Baggies chief wants more of the same when he decides Odemwingie is ready to return - possibly in Monday's away encounter with Liverpool.

Clarke said: "There are no winners in this issue. It was an episode in which there can be no winners.

"It is an unsavoury episode at the club and all I want to do now is move forward.

"Peter has paid a price (for his behaviour) and that's the way it should be. I know he has accepted the sanctions from the club, he's issued an apology and he wants to move on like we all want to.

"Our personal and professional relationship is fine. We had a chat in the summer, he stayed and made a good contribution to the first half of the season.

"Now he has to make a good contribution to the second half of the season."

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