West Brom lining up move for Stoke hitman

Odemwingie has apparently fallen out with HodgsonWest Brom boss Roy Hodgson is reportedly weighing up a bid for out-of-favour Stoke striker Kenywne Jones as he continues his January recruitment drive.

Despite having Shane Long and Peter Odemwingie at his disposal Hodgson is desperate to bolster a strike force that has found the net just 19 times in 20 games this season.  Hodgson has pinpointed a lack of height in attack as the main reason they’ve struggled in front of goal and Jones has been identified as the man to remedy that problem.

The Trinidad and Tobago international has found first team opportunities hard to come by at the Britannia Stadium this season falling behind Peter Crouch, Cameron Jerome and Jon Walters in Tony Pulis’ pecking order. A majority 27-year-old’s Premier League appearances have come from the bench with Pulis opting to keep him for Europa League action.

Jones has managed to score just one league goal during the campaign and has reportedly become disgruntled at his lack of top flight action and could welcome a move to the Midlands. The Baggies have been active in the 10 days since the transfer window opened it’s doors signing midfielder Scott Allan from Dundee United.

A move for the striker would all depend on price and it’s likely the Potters would command a fee in a similar region to the £7 million they paid Sunderland in August 2010

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