Villa Park

Next Game

A Villa v W Brom

Saturday, 07 March 2015, 17:30

The FA Cup Quarter-Final

Villa Park

Last Game

A Villa 2 - 1 W Brom

Tuesday, 03 March 2015, 19:45

Barclays Prem

Odemwingie praised by Clarke

Steve Clarke has praised Peter Odemwingie following the striker's return from a three-match ban.

Last Updated: 31/10/12 at 11:45 Post Comment

Steve Clarke: Has praised Peter Odemwingie's response following his three-ma

Steve Clarke: Has praised Peter Odemwingie's response following his three-ma

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The Nigeria international was sent-off in the Baggies' match against Fulham last month but has impressed since returning against QPR, Manchester City and Newcastle.

And Clarke is hopeful the 31-year-old can continue to progress ahead of Monday's visit of Southampton.

"His sending off was a blow for him," said Clarke.

"I think he has learned his lesson and he showed that in the game against QPR. I put him back in for that game and he played really well and he did what I thought he would do.

"He came in and made his contribution against Manchester City and Newcastle as well. I think Peter has always been motivated.

"When I spoke to him in the summer he was keen to be here and see how the team developed with me as the head coach.

"That was the impression I got from him at the start and I think he's happy and comfortable here. He trains well every day and is a good worker, and I've got no complaints about him. He's done well for me."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

d like to add players who push their team-mates out of the way to celebrate on their own

exhausted
The Ten Most Hated Things In Football

I

f I were Manuel Pellegrini I would keep quiet and hope the Board didn't notice City not winning anything. If he isn't sacked I'd be astonished.

lfcfan80
Pellegrini: I won't be sacked

S

till I suppose it still gives him at least another year in the job. By the time it comes around , he can always make up another excuse. First it was 3 months , then a year .....Next year ? Whats his excuse with Van Persie ?

spud1
Di Maria 'could peak next year'

Footer 365

Neville 'concerned' over Reds form

Gary Neville has admitted that he is "concerned" that a resurgent Liverpool could qualify for the Champions League ahead of Manchester United.

Boro claim top spot as Derby lose

Middlesbrough became the new Championship leaders as they took advantage of Derby's latest slip by beating Millwall 3-0.

Aston Villa 2-1 West Brom: Benteke's late show helps end Villa's long wait for a win

Tim Sherwood recorded his first win as Aston Villa boss as Christian Benteke's late penalty helped beat West Brom 2-1.

Mail Box

Look Away Now Please, Sherwood...

Sherwood's cringeworthiness, Matic's Wembley celebrations, why LVG must show balls - it's all here in your Wednesday afternoon Mailbox...

United's No 2 Isn't That Bad Either...

One mailboxer is getting in a flap about the claim Man Utd would struggle without De Dea, while there's some anger directed at Chelsea...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company