Simon Cox has admitted he would love to remain at West Brom but is refusing to gamble on where his future may lie.

Striker Cox gave boss Roy Hodgson food for thought on Saturday by scoring a hat-trick to see Albion into the FA Cup fourth round thanks to a 4-2 win over npower Championship club Cardiff.

He admitted last week he may have to consider leaving The Hawthorns to guarantee himself first-team football, and Cox claims he has had a conversation with Hodgson on Friday in which he was guaranteed a run of games in the side, saying: "It all sounded positive."

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