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.”