Last Updated: Thu, 21 Feb 2013 11:47
Steve Clarke has urged West Brom supporters not to let their feelings towards Peter Odemwingie affect their backing for the team.
Clarke confirmed Odemwingie is part of his plans to face Sunderland, returning to favour after his Twitter rants against the club and the bitter on-off transfer saga with QPR last month.
Head coach Clarke knows some supporters will be in no mood to forgive Odemwingie but he has asked them to put any negativity towards the Nigeria international to one side.
Clarke said: "I understand some of the supporters might not want to forgive Peter quickly but, when they go to the stadium, all I ask is they support the team.
"If Peter scores a hat-trick and they choose not to celebrate Peter's goals, they should celebrate the fact that the team have scored.
"All we can ask is that the supporters support the team and don't allow their feelings over one player to over-ride the fact that the support has been great this year, home and away."
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