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Odemwingie posts injury riposte

WEST Brom's Peter Odemwingie has hit back in his dispute with the club over the extent of his knee injury.

Odemwingie posted pictures of the injured knee on Twitter as he sought to deny assertions he may be embellishing his fitness worries.

Baggies boss Roy Hodgson has expressed his frustration at Odemwingie's continued absence from the first team following an injury-interrupted start to the season.

Hodgson claimed earlier this week that the Baggies had so far got "nothing" out of Odemwingie -- who netted 15 goals last term -- this season, adding he was "difficult to work out".

The striker, who has been out of action for a month, has claimed he is closing in on a return after taking part in training yesterday.

The Nigeria international posted a picture that appeared to show him pressing down on the injured knee, with an attached post: "Picture of injury. Finger-prints to show an edema (accumulation of fluid), still present after three and a half weeks. Trained with the group (Thursday)." In another tweet, which was subsequently deleted, Odemwingie then wrote: "Picture taken now. My dear West Brom fans, I do care."

He has netted only two goals this season as summer signing Shane Long has shone up front with four goals in 10 games.