Out of favour West Bromwich Albion striker feels let down by Clarke

Markus Rosenberg feels he is not being treated fairly by Steve Clarke, as he considers quitting West Bromwich Albion in the winter.

The Sweden international has been at the Hawthorns since the summer of 2012, when he signed a three-year contract upon the expiry of his Werder Bremen contract. However, he has struggled to make an impact in England, having failed to score in 28 league appearances, although the majority of these have come from the bench.

Rosenberg has spent a little over 100 minutes on the pitch in the Premier League this term, as Clarke prefers other options such as summer signings Nicolas Anelka and Victor Anichebe, Irish international Shane Long, or even young Saido Berahino. And this has now led to the Swede revealing he may look for another club when the window reopens.

“The manager says that I will get the chance but I never get it,” he said. “We have a big squad and he chooses other players. It is a tough time and it has been for almost one and a half years. I played and scored in pre-season so I don’t think I can do any more. I will wait until the transfer window in January and will see if I have got playing time by then. If nothing has happened, I will have to sit down and talk with the club.”

The most productive season in Rosenberg’s career to-date came in 2004, when he hit 14 goals in 26 matches for Halmstad in his homeland. This was a tally he later repeated in Germany, albeit from 30 appearances for Werder. Prior to his arrival in England he hit double figures for the German side for a second time, yet this wasn’t enough to earn the former Malmo, Ajax and Racing Santander striker a new deal.


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