6 years ago
City striker looking to make instant impactCity’s Peter Odemwingie is determined to get back to his best with the Bluebirds in the Premier League following his transfer deadline day arrival from West Bromwich Albion.
The Nigerian International arrived at Cardiff City Stadium following three years in the top flight with the Baggies, with first-team opportunities limited at the Hawthorns during his final few months at the club.
But now settling in amongst Malky Mackay's squad, Odemwingie is delighted to have made the move to South Wales: “It's a promising future at this club. Everyone had good things to say and I'm delighted to join.
"I'm very happy to be here. The atmosphere here is great and the lads have welcomed me really well. It doesn't surprise me the success they've had under the Gaffer, I've really enjoyed his training so far."
Odemwingie has benefited from a two-week international break that has allowed him to settle and crack on with training amongst his new teammates since his move.
And feeling fresh and determined to become an instant hit for the Club, starting against Hull on Saturday, the 32-year old said: "I want to score against Hull. If not, the earlier the better.
"Goals keep teams in the league and I am here to score and create.
"But now I am starting from zero and I haven't scored for six months so an assist or even a good performance would mean just as much as a goal.
“They have a winning mentality here and I hope to make the team stronger. I want to be smiling at the end of May."
Boss Malky Mackay confirmed that his latest signing will be involved in his squad for the KC tomorrow in his pre-match press conference at the Vale Resort on Friday.
And despite not having as much playing time as he desired during pre-season, Odemwingie is determined to get back to the top of his game as soon as possible.
"I didn't have the best pre-season but I've got a real desire to do well and can't wait to be back playing in the Premier League.
"The Cardiff City fans have been great. People I've met have welcomed me & I know the great atmosphere they create.
"I've got a lot to thank West Brom for, for my time there although it was a disappointing last few months not to play. The majority of the fans there have been great to me so I will always love the club."
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