West Brom manager Steve Clarke insists striker Peter Odemwingie still has at future at the Hawthorns despite turning up at Loftus Road on transfer deadline day in an attempt to force a move to QPR.
Clarke admits it was "total lunacy" for the 31-year-old to turn up at Rangers’ ground before any deal had been agreed between the two clubs.
"I was very disappointed with yesterday's events. There was never a situation where Peter was not our player,” said the Baggies boss.
"I was surprised when he turned up at Loftus Road because he had not been given permission to do that.
"There was a moment when I thought a deal might happen. But it was total lunacy to turn up at QPR because the deal was not agreed.
"He jumped the gun. If I was Peter Odemwingie, I would be looking for new agents."
Despite the Nigeria frontman’s apparent wish to leave, Clarke hopes bridges between Odemwingie and the club can eventually be rebuilt.
"There always has to be a way back. There are examples of high-profile cases where there has been a way back.
"It won't happen overnight but he is part of my squad and hopefully we will get to a situation some time in the future where there is a resolution and Peter can help West Brom."