London - Super Eagles striker Peter Osaze Odemwingie has
spoken of his delight after signing a one-year contract extension with Stoke
City, and says he is looking to repay the club in the forthcoming Premier
The 33-year old forward will remain in the Potteries until
at least the summer of 2016, although his stay in the Potteries could be
prolonged with the potential of a further 12 months.
Odemwingie missed the majority of the 2014/15 campaign with
a serious knee injury but returned to first team action against Sunderland in
April after eight months on the sidelines.
Also read: Odemwingie to return stronger
“I'm very happy that the Club have shown me tremendous
support after some very tough times,” he told the club’s website.
“I'm happy that Stoke trust my ability in helping to improve
and push the team on to greater things, so I'm delighted to still be a part of
“I have had to really push myself hard, so this new contract
extension is a reward for all the effort I have put in but also for the medical
staff that did a great job supporting me along the way.
"I really want to repay the Club for having faith in me
and I'm thankful for the support that everybody connected with the Club has
The former West Brom and Cardiff striker was restricted to
just eight first team appearances last season and is eagerly looking forward to
the start of the 2015/16 Barclays Premier League campaign.
“My priority has always been Stoke City and the biggest
thing for me is to give something back to the Club and the supporters," he
“I really want to repay the fans here because they really
got behind me and that is something I will never forget.
“I didn't want to leave on a note like this, I started very
well here and I want to have a good season this year, which I have every faith
“The motivation for me is to help this Club improve and make
the fans happy, Mark Hughes has big ambitions and hopefully we can do better in
one of the cup competitions whilst maintaining a top half finish.
“I'm really glad to have been a part of this Club over the
last two years and now I am really happy that I can play a bigger part in
helping Stoke improve even more.”
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