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Odemwingie leads hat-trick of cap presentations

26 April 2019

Albion’s top Premier League goalscorer leads a hat-trick of former players who will be receiving their special first-team caps during half-time of Saturday’s game with Rotherham United at The Hawthorns.

It’s "welcome back" to the man forever associated with that hat-trick in Peter Odemwingie (cap 842) who remains the Club’s top Premier League goalscorer, scoring 30 in just 87 appearances between August, 2010 and September, 2013. 

Nigerian international Peter scored the first of those goals on his debut, at home to Sunderland, and went on to amass 15 goals that season. 

But for many Baggies fans, his greatest day will always be on February 12th 2012 when he lit up Molineux with a memorable hat-trick as the Baggies romped to a 5-1 victory.

We will also be honouring Nigel Quashie (cap 786) who joined Albion at the end of the transfer window in January 2006, signed by Bryan Robson. Nigel was named man of the match on his Albion debut, a 2-0 home win over Blackburn Rovers, but could not prevent Albion from slipping to relegation that season. In 12 months here, he played 29 games before moving on to West Ham in January 2007.

Gordon Nisbet (cap 489) should, by rights, get two caps. He joined the club as a goalkeeper, playing in that role as Albion reached the FA Youth Cup final in 1968/69, making his first team debut between the sticks at Coventry in August 1969. He had to wait until December 1971 for his second game – by which time he was a right-back. He went on to play 167 games for Albion in total before leaving for Hull City in 1975.


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