Roy: Albion must keep Odemwingie

Odemwingie, who opened the scoring for Albion at White Hart Lane on
Saturday, has reportedly grabbed Juventus’ attention thanks to the
13 goals he has scored this season. But Hodgson, who has taken 13
points from his eight matches in charge, warned that selling the
Nigerian could have disastrous consequences for the Baggies, who
are now six points above the drop zone. “It would be nice if
Juventus told us (they were interested) rather than us having to
hear it from the media,” Hodgson said. “But it’s a no brainer
really isn’t it? If you’re going to have a spell of years – even if
it’s only two – in the Premier League then you’ve got to improve
your team. “We were very lucky to survive my first six months at
Fulham but we did improve the team quite considerably going into
the next season and again into the season after that and now we’d
all agree Fulham are not a only a mid-table team but I would put
them up as one of the top 10 teams in the country.”