West Brom discipline striker Peter Odemwingie for trying to force QPR transfer
Nigerian international attempted to secure January transfer window move
Friday 08 February 2013
West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie has been disciplined over of his conduct during the past two weeks but is now back available for first team selection, the club have confirmed.
The Nigeria international has apologised for his series of Twitter attacks against the club after having a transfer request rejected.
Odemwingie also turned up at Loftus Road on transfer deadline day without Albion's permission but a proposed move to QPR collapsed.
Albion said in a statement: "West Brom have taken disciplinary action against striker Peter Odemwingie in respect of his conduct over the past fortnight.
"Odemwingie has accepted his punishment. He will now resume full training with his team-mates and is available for first-team selection."
Odemwingie said: "I understand how my actions have been viewed and I want to apologise to the club and our supporters for any distress I have caused.
"I want to reassure everyone at the club and our fans that I will continue to give my all whenever I am selected.
"We have enjoyed a good season so far and I aim to play my part in keeping the club as high up the table as possible."
Albion chairman Jeremy Peace added: "This has been an extremely difficult time for the club and it was imperative that we dealt with such a serious matter both fully and correctly.
"We made our position very clear throughout - both privately to Peter and publicly.
"Peter has apologised for his conduct to me personally and the club and our supporters as a whole.
"He has accepted his punishment and promised to comply with all club regulations moving forward.
"It was important that we resolved this episode as expediently as possible to enable everyone to focus on the most important issue at this club - competing in the Premier League."
West Brom manager Steve Clarke insisted last week that Odemwingie had not played his last game for the club despite the player making no secret of his desire to leave in the January transfer window in a series of tweets and statements.
Clarke slammed Odemwingie for displaying "total lunacy" in turning up at Loftus Road on transfer deadline day before a deal had been agreed between the two clubs.
The deal failed to materialise after a player-plus-cash deal - believed to involve Junior Hoilett going the other way - could not be agreed with QPR.
Odemwingie was sent home from training on his return to the club and was not in the squad for last weekend's 1-0 defeat to Tottenham.
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