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Koren craves swift Hawthorns exit

Robert Koren
Robert Koren has hit 12 goals in 105 league appearances for the Baggies

West Bromwich Albion midfielder Robert Koren is seeking a move from The Hawthorns in January after losing his place in the centre of the park.

The Slovenian has told a website in his homeland that he sees no future at Albion under boss Roberto di Matteo.

"I don't see eye to eye with the manager," said Koren. "The biggest problem concerns my role in the team."

Koren, 29, denies any contact with Celtic, the club now managed by his former Baggies boss Tony Mowbray.

Koren, who has started only eight of his club's 15 Championship games to date, has predominantly been used out wide, with Youssuf Mulumbu and Graham Dorrans preferred in the centre by di Matteo.

I have spoken with di Matteo but nothing has happened, and I guess nothing will

Robert Koren

"I'm really annoyed with everything and I'm not happy," the former Lillestrom player told

"I have spoken with di Matteo but nothing has happened, and I guess nothing will."

Koren said that he would prefer to stay in England if he is allowed to move when the transfer window re-opens.

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