Peter Odemwingie hoping to land new contract at Stoke

Stoke City striker Peter Odemwingie has followed the lead of teammate Peter Crouch by expressing a desire to extend his current contract.

Peter Odemwingie has expressed a desire in The Sentinel to extend his contract at Stoke City.

The experienced forward is due to become a free agent in the summer.

His situation is similar to that of teammate Peter Crouch, with the former England international running down his current deal.

He has opened the door to discussions regarding fresh terms in an interview with Sky Sports.

Odemwingie has now followed his lead and revealed that he hopes to prove over the remainder of the season that he is worth keeping on.

He told The Sentinel: “I have not had discussions about extending my contract yet but there is no rush for that.

"At the moment we are in the transfer window and there are players who are key to the team right now who have more pressing situations.

“I saw Peter Crouch saying he would like to stay not just for one year with Stoke, but maybe more and I am the same. It’s a really good place to be, a great club.

“You have to be realistic but if I can get back training and show the manager I can still put the ball in the net then everything else will take care of itself. You can lose form but you don’t lose your quality.”

Odemwingie joined the Potters in January 2014, penning an 18-month deal.

He arrived as part of the transfer package which took Kenwyne Jones to Cardiff City and has delivered five goals in 18 appearances.

The Nigeria international is an experienced Premier League performer, having also graced the books at West Bromwich Albion, and may be an asset Mark Hughes believes is worth retaining.

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