Rotherham United caretaker manager Paul Warne has confirmed on the Millers’ official website that experienced forward Peter Odemwingie will depart the New York Stadium at the end of the month, when his contract is set to expire.
The 35-year-old was the first signing for Warne’s predecessor Kenny Jackett at the Championship club, when he put pen-to-paper on a short-term deal back in October, but he has featured just seven times for Rotherham.
Odemwingie missed out on his side’s impressive home victory against Norwich City on Saturday after suffering from a calf problem.
The ex-West Bromwich Albion striker is looking for consistent first-team football and currently is not getting that at Rotherham United, with both parties coming to an agreement on the player’s future.
Peter Odemwingie’s career includes a three-year spell at the Baggies, alongside Cardiff and Stoke City, and spent the latter stages of last season on loan at Bristol City.
He also racked up ten goals in 63 caps for his national team, Nigeria, and picked up a silver medal in the 2008 Olympics after defeat to Argentina in the final.
Millers fans, is it the right decision to let Odemwingie go? Can the wages go towards someone who will put up a fight to escape relegation?