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Odemwingie: We need a bit of luck

Striker confident goals will come and happy with point

PETER Odemwingie believes Albion were only a slice of luck away from finding a winner in today’s goalless draw with West Ham at The Hawthorns.

James Morrison twice hit the woodwork as the sixth-placed Baggies made it 27 points from 17 games but were unable to find the back of the net for the third successive Barclays Premier League fixture.

The Nigeria international is confident the goals will return sooner rather than later and insists it was more important Steve Clarke’s side earned their first clean sheet since Bonfire Night. 

“After losing three games I think it was very important to keep a clean sheet and we hope to build on this in our next game,” said Odemwingie.

“I think our performance today should give us some hope that we are able to get results in the next games.

“It’s also very important that we had chances to score and that should give us hope that we can return to winning games and stay in the top six.

“I think we were a bit unlucky and sometimes you need a bit of luck to get a goal.

“I think we were unfortunate as they defended very well and when we did manage to get the ball in the box it didn’t fall to one of our players.

“It was a very difficult game against a team who are very difficult to play against.

“We started the second half very strongly and the fans got behind us, which really helped.

“Before the game we knew that three points, if we’d have won, would take us back up the league a little.

“The head coach said before the game that we needed to end the losing run and we did that, which is important for us.

“If we can score in our next game hopefully we might be able to get a win.

“We didn’t win but I think we should still be very happy with where we are in the league.

“We lost three games and we’re still there which means that we did a good job before that.

“I hope that drawing today allows us to put the defeats behind us and we can now build our confidence and get back to winning.”