Striker tells Baggies to stick to game plan

West Bromwich Albion

West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie believes his side have to play their "own game" when they face Stoke on Saturday.

The Baggies suffered their first loss in five Premier League games on Wednesday as they slumped to a 3-1 defeat at Swansea and Nigerian striker Odemwingie is keen to bounce back against Stoke at the Hawthorns.

However, the West Brom forward admits Stoke will provide a different kind of test to the Swans.

The Potters are known for their direct approach and physical strength, but Odemwingie insists the Baggies must stick to their philosophy if they are to take all three points.

“It’s a totally different type of football we’ll face tomorrow,” he told the Birmingham Mail.

“It will be more physical, more long ball – but we have to play our own game that we’ve been successful with so far.

“The top teams try to combine both and you can see a few clubs are the total opposite to some.

“This week we will have faced two teams with different styles and we just need to readjust but make sure we stick to our best qualities.”