Odemwingie gets a new contract.



Rotherham United have completed the signing of striker Peter Odemwingie on a deal until January, subject to FA and EFL ratification.

The 35-year-old was a free agent after being released by Stoke in the summer and becomes new manager Kenny Jackett's first signing, just days after taking charge.

Odemwingie - a former Nigeria international - has also been of interest to Bolton but the player has told Sky Sports News HQ that he preferred to play in the Championship.

He said: "Rotherham and Bolton showed interest over the weekend. 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 was on trial at Hull in the summer and played in a number of pre-season friendlies, but failed to secure a contract.

He was released after two seasons at the Britannia following a 2014 move from Cardiff City, for whom he signed for £2.25m a year earlier. Odemwingie scored just five Premier League goals in 27 appearances for Stoke.

The forward famously messed up a Deadline Day move to Queens Park Rangers in the summer of 2013, desperate to get out of a troubled spell at West Brom - his first club in England.

Odemwingie had arrived at the Baggies in to much hype after joining from Lokomotiv Moscow. He scored 30 Premier League goals for the West Midlands club.

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