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Odemwingie signs contract extension at Stoke City

Fola Akintomide

Nigeria striker Peter Osaze Odemwingie has signed a one-year contract extension to remain at the Britannia Stadium with English Premier League side, Stoke City.

The Potters have described the development as a ‘pre-season boost’, after the striker signed the new one-year contract extension.

The former West Brom striker will remain at the Britannia Stadium until the end of the 2015/16 campaign, but his stay in the Potteries could be prolonged with the potential of a further 12 months.

After eight months on the side lines, the 33-year-old returned to the first-team in the April draw with Sunderland and went on to make eight Premier League appearances last season.

Chief Executive of the club, Tony Scholes said: “We’re delighted that Peter has extended his stay with us at the club until the summer of 2016.

“He suffered an unfortunate injury last season after making a big impression immediately after joining the Club.

“Peter has worked incredibly hard to battle back from this to regain full fitness. He’s a popular figure not just in the dressing room but with club staff and supporters so we are thrilled to keep him on board this season.”

In total, Odemwingie has found the net five times in his 23 appearances for Stoke City to date.