ROTHERHAM FOOTBALL UPDATE: PETER ODEMWINGLE SIGNS FOR SHORT-TERM
Striker Rotherham United have signed unattached former West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City striker Peter Odemwingie on a short-term deal until January 2017.
The former West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City player was a free agent and becomes Kenny Jackett's first signing since he took over the Millers last week The 35-year-old is Millers boss Kenny Jackett's first signing since taking over the Championship's bottom club on 21 October, replacing Alan Stubbs.
He has also played for Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow, French club Lille and on loan at Bristol City last season. League One Bolton Wanderers revealed he was training with them on Friday.But the Bolton News reported that an injury to Wanderers midfielder Tom Thorpe could force the club to seek to sign a midfielder instead of a forward.
His move to the New York Stadium is initially on a contract that runs until Janaury. but is still subject to FA and EFL ratification. Nigeria international Odemwingie, who has also played for Cardiff, last played a competitive match on 19 April while on loan from Stoke.
"I am looking forward to this," Odemwingie told the club's website. "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.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." Rotherham spokesperson said.