Odemwingie settled at Stoke

Peter Odemwingie says he is settling into life at Stoke City well after an unhappy couple of spells at West Brom and Cardiff City.

Last Updated: 29/03/14 at 15:39 Post Comment

Peter Odemwingie: Feeling relaxed at Stoke following his January move from Cardi

Peter Odemwingie: Feeling relaxed at Stoke following his January move from Cardi

The Nigeria international made a January switch to the Britannia Stadium from the Bluebirds with Kenwyne Jones going the other way.

And the 32-year-old has been quick to repay the faith shown in him by manager Mark Hughes after scoring twice in the Potters' 3-1 victory over West Ham on Saturday to take his tally to three goals in a Stoke shirt.

Odemwingie admits his self-belief is at an all-time high again and is thankful to Hughes for handing him the opportunity.

"That's been key," he told reporters. "When a player lacks confidence it's a huge difference. When I came, they gave me the chance to play 90 minutes.

"When you have the backing, the players believe in you, it makes a whole difference.

"You're not playing, thinking, 'they might sub me now', and I feel relaxed.

"Things are going well for me. You're still nervous sometimes because it's a new club and I want to do a lot because they gave me that opportunity in January.

"But with time and goals, I will feel more at home and just play my football."

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