West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie today confirmed he has sacked his agents in the wake of his chaotic attempts to join Queens Park Rangers in January.
The Baggies striker revealed on Twitter that he has switched representatives.
And the Express & Star understands the Nigeria international has now teamed up with high-profile football agent Rob Segal after ditching his previous team.
Odemwingie tweeted: “I have sacked my agents. They at my gate begging 4 permission to negotiate a comeback. Told them to seek permission from authorities hahaha.”
West Brom head coach Steve Clarke advised Odemwingie publicly to switch agents after his public attempts to force a move to Loftus Road led to a war of words between the player and the Baggies.
Odemwingie had been represented by a team of agents who had been with him since early in his career but the Baggies claimed he was ‘badly advised’ during the transfer window.
Meanwhile, teenage West Brom defender Bradley Garmston today joined League One Colchester on a 28-day youth loan.
The Burntwood-based left-back, who has played for Ireland’s Under-19s, has linked up with the Us until March 13.
Garmston, aged 19, who was educated in Lichfield, has been a regular for the Baggies’ Under-21s team this season.
His spell will include matches against Sheffield United, Tranmere, Yeovil, Stevenage, Crewe and Coventry.
He said: "This move has come as a bit of a surprise to me. But it is fantastic that the gaffer, Joe Dunne, has shown some faith in me. I know that he has come down to watch some of my games.”
Garmston, who turned 19 last month, is the son of 56-year-old Lannaman, who won Commonwealth Games gold as a sprinter.
Garmston himself was second in his age group two years ago at the England Schools National Athletics Championships 200m.
His mother also won a bronze at the Moscow Olympics in 1980 as part of Britain’s 4x100m relay team, two years after gold in the individual 100m at the Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Canada.