Bristol City have pulled out something of a transfer coup with the loan signing of Stoke City striker Peter Odemwingie. The Nigerian international joins the Championship strugglers for the remainder of the season.
The former Cardiff City and West Bromwich Albion forward has signed in time for him to make his Robins debut in their crucial Championship encounter with Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday.
The 34-year-old has struggled for game time at the Brittania Stadium in recent times under Mark Hughes. He has been allowed to leave the Potteries in order to gain regular first team football. Since moving to England in 2010, Odemwingie has played his football in the Barclays Premier League. This will be his first venture into the Sky Bet Championship.
Speaking of the move, Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson revealed his delight at adding a player of Odemwingie’s quality to his roster,
“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.
“I’m looking forward to working with him and he’ll be available for us at Fulham tomorrow.”
Odemwingie, who has been assigned the number 27 shirt number, first made a name for himself on the European scene during his time in Ligue 1 with French club Lille. Having impressed during their Champions League campaign, he earned himself a move to Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow in a big money move. He would venture into the Premier League for the first time when moving to West Brom, then linking up with Cardiff City for a brief spell after three seasons with the Baggies. Having struggled for a regular run of games with Stoke, he’ll be hoping to prove a point in the league below before assessing his future this summer