Rotherham’s new signing Peter Odemwingie is ready to prove why he persuaded Kenny Jackett to give him a chance, insisting he will “play out of his skin”.
The 35-year-old, who has signed a short-term deal with the Millers, got in touch with the new manager over the weekend, convincing Jackett to bring him to the New York Stadium until January.
He will train with his new team-mates today and hopes to hit the ground running.
“Only a few days ago I got in touch with the manager Kenny Jackett,” he said. “Knowing him, he is a manager that believes in you and that gives me a lot of positivity.
“He obviously believes in me and thinks I can do a job for him, so I am looking forward to a new start and doing my best for the team.
“I am looking forward to this.
“I love pressure as a player, I love situations like this, and a lot of times I have delivered, I hope it will be the same in this club.
“I want to play out of my skin because there is a level that I want to get back to and the only way to get back to that is to do my best and work really hard.
“It has been a while but I have tried to stay fit and keep on top of things. I have had a few training sessions in the last few days and I feel ready to go, I don’t think it will take me long to get back to my best.”
Odemwingie, who has vast Premier League experience, has been without a club since leaving Stoke in the summer and has recently been training with League One Bolton.
He looked set for a deal with the Trotters until Tom Thorpe, ironically on loan from the Millers, suffered an injury at the weekend, meaning they had to divert their attention elsewhere.