Odemwingie sets goal target
Nigerian eager to bag 15 as the Baggies hope to clinch survival
By Ben Collins. Last Updated: April 11, 2011 1:16pm
Odemwingie: Proud of record
Peter Odemwingie aims to claim a career-best goal tally with West Brom this season.
The Nigeria international has hit 11 Premier League goals for Albion since his move from Lokomotiv Moscow in August.
The 29-year-old has scored two in his last three games to boost the Baggies' survival hopes, with Saturday's 3-2 win at Sunderland taking them up to 10th with six games left.
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Odemwingie has now equalled Robert Earnshaw's tally of six years ago - the Baggies' best top-flight haul since it was rebranded in 1992.
Yet he has now set his sights on surpassing his own personal best for Lille during the 2005/06 season.
"It is a big plus for me to hold the joint record for the most Premier League goals in a season for West Brom," he said.
"But my target is still to beat my best season of 14 goals.
"With six games to go still, it is possible to get to the 15 mark and that would be pleasing in my first season here."
Saturday's victory was West Brom's third in four games and made it 12 points from six games under new coach Roy Hodgson.
But Odemwingie warned the Baggies they cannot be sure of avoiding an immediate return to the Championship just yet.
"We have 39 points and I think we need two more wins to be there in terms of safety," he added.
"The coach stressed after Saturday's win that we are still not safe and that we still have to fight to stay up."