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Stoke striker Odemwingie takes aim at former employers Cardiff

Stoke City striker Peter Odemwingie took a swipe at Cardiff City after scoring in their draw with Southampton.

He hit out at his former club where he claims he was not given enough time on the pitch to perform.

Odemwingie said: "Very often I was pulled out of games. I had a poor pre-season and I need the full 90 minutes to open up and get my fitness back.

"It was a similar situation all the time, the team not doing too well, I would be the first to be pulled off and those things no player can be happy with.

"It became too often and it affected my game and confidence but now I am happy. I can be playing and doing well for the team. Three games so far, three 90 minutes."

He added: "There were games in Cardiff when I had to be a target man, backing into players - that is not my game.

"I have never been strong physically to do that. I would say I was not used in my best way I could have been."

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