Odemwingie eyes goalscoring return
Peter Odemwingie is eyeing 10 Premier League goals when he returns from injury, after 11 months out for Stoke City.
The forward hasn’t missed any pre-season training due to his injury and is confident that he can now start to get 90 minutes of football.
Odemwingie, 34, is entering the final stages of his career, but is confident that the goals will continue to flow and he will recover fully from the cruciate knee ligament damage he suffered at the beginning of last season.
“I hope to start many games and get to double figures for goals. I look at 10 Premier League goals this season, I think its achievable.” Odemwingie told the Stoke Sentinel.
“I’m motivated and have a good feeling about the year and can’t wait for the season.”
The Nigeria international signed a new one-year deal over the summer and has already played 60, 80 and 45 minute spells of matches.
However, he knows there are no easy routes back to full fitness, and eyes to be 100% by October.
“There’s no short cuts. You have to make those efforts off the ball as well, which I’m trying to do, to get me back to my best physical condition and hopefully we can continue without any injuries.”
Stoke host Liverpool on the opening day of the season, who they faced on the final day of the season in a famous 6-1 win at the Britannia Stadium.