–Stoke hope for speedy striker return
Stoke are confident Peter Odemwingie will make a full recovery.
Nigerian international Odemwingie was omitted from Stoke’s 25-man Premier League squad after he underwent an operation on damaged knee ligaments. Bowen revealed the forward has yet to begin his rehabilitation, but confirmed the surgery was a success and remains optimistic about the player’s recovery time.
“The operation seems to have gone well, which is obviously great news and it always helps a recovery when you’ve got someone of Peter’s great spirits,” Bowen said. There was more positive news for the Potters as midfielder Ireland has returned to training after he sustained a rib injury last month.
“He (Ireland) came through training okay and if he isn’t ready for this weekend, then I’m sure he’ll be banging on the door for the weekend after,” said Bowen. Read more about Stoke City.