ROTHERHAM SIGN FORMER WEST BROM PLAYER

Rotherham United has confirmed signing a former West Brom player on a short term deal until the January transfer window, according to reports.

The club signed former Nigerian international Peter Odemwingie. The player has played for Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow, French side Lille, Stoke City and was on loan to Bristol City last term.


Rotherham United has confirmed signing a former West Brom player on a short term deal until the January transfer window, according to reports.

The club signed former Nigerian international Peter Odemwingie. The player has played for Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow, French side Lille, Stoke City and was on loan to Bristol City last term.

The free agent trained with League One outfit Bolton Wanderers after he was released by Stoke City in the off-season. The 35-year old player scored two goals in seven games whilst at Bristol towards the end of the last season. The former West Brom striker told BBC Sport:
“It’s tough being a free agent but I’m in great shape and hopefully a move should happen this week. Mentally and physically I feel strong, when your body and heart is perfectly prepared then you wouldn’t lack the right motivation to succeed.

“As you grow older it becomes tougher in football, you only need someone to believe in you and willing to take a chance,” Odemwingie said. He added that he still had a lot to offer.

The player tried a move to Hull City few months back but it did not happen. Bolton reported that the injury to Wanderers player Tom Thorpe could force them to get a midfielder instead of a striker. That was the reason the Nigerian trained with the team but it seems they were not impressed.

The player who is keen to return to active football since his last competitive game on April 19th accepted the deal from Rotherham. He is reportedly hoping to use the opportunity to show other clubs what he has to offer before age force him to retirement from active football. The Championship club, nicknamed The Millers, is based in South Yorkshire and would allow the player access to scouts who would want to give him an opportunity.