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Rotherham Sign Former Stock and West Bromwich Striker Peter Odemwingie

Rotherham United have signed 35-year-old striker Peter Odemwingie on a short term deal that will run up to January.

The former Nigeria international who has been a free agent becomes Rotherham’s new manager Kenny Jackett’s first signing since he took over the club last week.

Rotherham are currently sitting at the bottom of the championship and will look to Odemwingie’s experience and clinical finishing to at least stand a chance of coming out of the table’s bottom half.

Speaking to the club website, a cheerful Odemwingie said,

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]”I am looking forward to this, I love pressure as a player, I love situations like this, and a lot of times I have delivered, I hope it will be the same in this club.”[/perfectpullquote]

“I want to play out of my skin because there is a level that I want to get back to and the only way to get back to that is to do my best and work really hard.”

“It has been a while but I have tried to stay fit and keep on top of things. I have had a few training sessions in the last few days and I feel ready to go, I don’t think it will take me long to get back to my best.”

He trained with League One side Bolton on Friday but was lured to the Championship side yesterday, Monday 24th. While at Sky Sports News HQ, he explained why he turned down Bolton saying,

“Time is not on my side at my age and the Championship is a bit closer to where I wish to be.”

“Thanks to Bolton for their interest in me but I’m really pleased to join Rotherham. Kenny showed some interest in me a few months ago and we have been in touch since then. I am pleased he got a job and he offered me a contract.”

“My intuition said I’d be fine and that something would come along eventually. Playing well in the Premier League is still helping me now. Class is permanent, form is temporary, so I just need to find my form. All the movements are still there.”

Odemwingie has also played for French Club Lille, Lokomotiv Moscow and was at Bristol City on loan which gives him enough experience to help the Championship side. With 30 premier League goals for the West Midland club, the former Nigerian international surely has the quality needed to give the Rotherham a major boost.


Featured Photo: Odemwingie in Action for Stock (Photo from Getty Images)

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