Second Earnie request denied
By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
West Brom have rejected a second transfer request from Robert Earnshaw.
Robert Earnshaw has had a second transfer request rejected by West Brom.
The Wales international had reportedly been given the green light to leave the club in the January transfer window after having an initial transfer request rebuffed by boss Bryan Robson.
The speedy striker has become frustrated at his lack of playing time at The Hawthorns this season, and initially asked to leave The Baggies earlier in December.
Whilst his initial request was denied, as Robson insisted he needed the striker for when Nwankwo Kanu and Diomansy Kamara leave for the African Cup of Nations, his second attempt has now met with the same response, despite the newspaper reports claiming he would be allowed to go.
With Nathan Ellington, Geoff Horsfield and Kevin Campbell also on the books at The Hawthorns, Earnshaw's prospects look limited as he has failed to completely win the trust of Robson, since the former England captain took charge.
Premiership high-fliers Wigan enquired about Earnshaw's availability as part of the deal that saw Ellington leave The JJB Stadium in August, and after dropping his interest in Turkish hit-man Fatih Tekke, Latics boss Paul Jewell may be monitoring any developments.