Thursday 8 December 2016

Stoke's Peter Odemwingie joins Bristol City on loan

Published 11/03/2016 | 14:21

Peter Odemwingie is expected go feature for Bristol City this weekend
Peter Odemwingie is expected go feature for Bristol City this weekend

Bristol City have signed forward Peter Odemwingie on loan from Stoke until the end of the season.

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Odemwingie, 34, restricted to eight appearances this season, will go straight into Lee Johnson's squad for Saturday's Sky Bet Championship game at Fulham .

"I'm delighted we've been able to bring someone of Peter's quality in. He'll provide us with experience and hopefully goals in one form or another," manager Johnson told the club's official website.

"I'm looking forward to working with him and he'll be available for us at Fulham."

Nigeria international Odemwingie was born in Russia and progressed through CSKA Moscow's youth system.

Following spells in Nigeria and Belgium with La Louviere he moved to Ligue 1 side Lille in 2003 before moving back to Russia with Lokomotiv Moscow.

Odemwingie signed for West Brom in 2010 for an undisclosed fee and in three seasons at The Hawthorns scored 30 goals in 90 appearances.

He spent four months at Cardiff, who paid £2.25million for him in September 2013, before moving on to Stoke in a player-exchange deal which saw Kenwyne Jones move in the opposite direction.

Odemwingie, who missed most of the 2014/15 season due to a knee ligament injury, has scored five goals in a total of 31 appearances for Stoke.

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