Odemwingie wants an easy life

Baggies striker keen to avoid a dramatic end to the season

Peter Odemwingie scored the only goal when West Brom beat Norwich earlier this season and will be hoping for more of the same this weekend

Peter Odemwingie insists the next few weeks will be crucial in West Brom's bid to avoid getting dragged into a frantic end-of-season relegation scrap.

The Baggies host Premier League new boys Norwich and Swansea either side of difficult trips to Stoke and Fulham in the next few weeks before going to rivals Wolves.

The Midlands side have suffered four defeats in their last six games at the Hawthorns and are in danger of getting sucked into the drop zone as they aim to secure a third consecutive season in the Premier League for the first time.

But a recent win over Championship side Cardiff in the FA Cup has brought some much-needed confidence back into the West Brom changing room.

And, although the 30-year-old admits the fight to avoid the drop is exciting, he wants his side to build on the recent victory by picking up points in their next home games against their fellow strugglers so they can avoid a nail-biting end to the season.

"There will be pressure for all the clubs in the bottom of the table," said Odemwingie. "In a way it's exciting, but I only hope we can get all the points necessary to avoid having a very nervous end to the season.

"Bolton and Blackburn both won away recently, so I think it's going to get tough now and every point will be very important.

"Norwich is a very important game for us and three points will really help a lot.

"The win over Cardiff in the FA Cup was important after the last two losses and prepares us for a very important few weeks of important Premier League games for us."