Stoke City manager, Mark Hughes, is delighted with the impact made by Nigerian striker, Peter Odemwingie, on the club so far since joining the outfit.
Odemwingie has scored five league goals for Stoke since joining from Cardiff City in January.
His latest strike was recorded in the 62nd minute on Saturday as the Potters beat Hull City 1 – 0 at the Britannia Stadium on match day 32 of the 2013/14 Barclays English Premier League season.
It left Hughes in positive spirits and he took the time to praise his Nigerian acquisition whose form in front of goal has left many an eyebrow raised.
“We’re pleased with what he’s producing. He’s obviously come in and he wasn’t a risk really because he’s an accomplished Premier League player who has scored goals at this level so we know what we were getting,” Hughes said at the post match press conference.
Hughes also commended the 32-year-old for taking very little time to settle in at his new surroundings.
“You always hope the period of going to a new club, settling down and getting used to who’s around you in the dressing room is short.
“In fairness to Peter, he’s come in and seamlessly picked up some outstanding form. I think that comes in being happy in his environment and happy in the players that surround him.
“We’re reaping the benefits because he’s a major factor in us winning today,” he said.
Odemwingie will be hoping to force his way into Nigeria’s World Cup squad with his latest goal scoring heroics.
The forward hasn’t played for the Super Eagles since February 29, 2012.
Odemwingie earned his Nigerian debut in 2002 and has since scored nine goals in 55 appearances for the Super Eagles.