FORMER Super Eagles winger Osaze Odemwingie has joined English Championship side Bristol City from Premiership club Stoke City on loan until the end of the season in a bid to revive his career.
Osaze, 34, is in the final year of his current contract at the Potters and has started very few games for the club this season due to injury. Although he has recovered from a hamstring strain, he has been unable to get into the Stoke City starting line-up, so has decided to move un search of regular football.
A veteran of the Super Eagles, Osaze joined Stoke from Cardiff City in the January 2014 transfer window but last season was out for eight months after he ruptured cruciate ligaments in a league game against Manchester City in August 2014. Since then, he has battled with one injury after the other.
During the January transfer window, Stoke City rejected an attempt by Marseille to sign Odemwingie until the end of the season. Osaze, no stranger to deadline-day drama after his reported falling out with West Bromwich Albion over a move to Crystal Palace a few years ago, was reported to be set to fly out to the south of France but stopped at the last minute.
Lee Johnson, Bristol City’s head coach said: “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, so I’m looking forward to working with him and he’ll be available for us at Fulham tomorrow.”
Bristol City hope that Osaze will help keep them in the Championship, which in turn could well revive his career. City currently lie two points above the drop zone and are desperate to avoid being relegated.