Odemwingie Hopes to Remain at Bristol City

Peter Odemwingie

Super Eagles striker, Peter Osaze Odemwingie has insisted that he’s ready to commit his future to Bristol City on a permanent basis.

Odemwingie recently joined Bristol City from Stoke City on loan and made his début in their team’s 2-1 win last weekend.

Having played for Cardiff and West Brom in the past, the Nigerian international has requested for a permanent contract when his loan expires this summer.

“I’ve told the manager I want a promotion and he wants the same. The stadium is almost completed, they want to strengthen the squad and push for the play-offs next season, the finances are there, the city has a lot of potential and the club’s ambition is the same as mine,” Odemwingie said.

He continued by saying, “I’m 34, but I started late in the game, I still feel young and can play for another couple of years. Stoke are not offering me a new contract and I’m in the shop window. Hopefully, that will be good for me and good for Bristol City. It’s a win-win situation.”

Odemwingie also added, “I cannot afford to look too far ahead, because the really important thing is the here and now and keeping Bristol City in the Championship. If the next two months go well for me and for the club, then we will see what the future holds. In the meantime, I have to prove to myself that I can get back to the level I was once at and show the manager here what I can do”.

“I had a serious injury (cruciate knee ligament) last season and I need to test myself. I had a good pre-season, but friendlies are not the same as league games. I did not get that opportunity at Stoke and have come here to work hard and, hopefully, get games here.”