Nigeria international Peter Osaze Odemwingie has received praise from his coach at Rotherham United, Paul Warne, with recommendation to have his contract renewed at the Championship side.

The former West Brom and Stoke striker’s three-month contract is to expire in January, and interim coach of The Millers has said he would like to keep the 35-year-old despite getting sent off once in his five appearances for the club this season.

Warney told the club’s official website: “He looks after himself really well.

“When he got sent off and there was a big hoo-ha about it I said you wouldn’t meet a nicer man and a better pro.” Odemwingie has played just five times for the Championship strugglers and got sent off against Leeds in a 2-1 loss on November 26.

“Although, of course, we all know that his success is down to the fact that he’s had his hair cut like his Manager! He’s been brilliant in training and is as sharp as a razor blade.

“He has something we haven’t got a lot of. Ability is like gold dust here. We have really hard working lads but yes, I’d like to keep hold of him and the lads love him as well.

“With the career, he’s had and to come here and to buy into what we’re doing and he trains hard, is always smiling, he’s a good bloke.

“I’ve spoken to the Chief Executive, the Head of Recruitment, the Chairman and given my opinion on Peter and I’d like to keep him,” he added.

Rotherham United occupy the bottom of the England second tier league with 10 points after 22 games played..

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