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Odemwingie and Jones deals done

Stoke have completed the signing of Peter Odemwingie in a swap deal which sees Kenwyne Jones move in the opposite direction to Cardiff.

Odemwingie, 32, has signed an 18-month contract at the Britannia Stadium and could make his Stoke debut against Sunderland on Wednesday night.

Jones will have to wait a little longer for a first chance to impress his new employers but could feature against Norwich on Saturday.

The 29-year-old has been capped 58 times by Trinidad & Tobago and joined Stoke in August 2010 from Sunderland, having been brought to this country by Southampton back in 2004.

Jones made 88 appearances for Stoke, scoring 13 goals, but he has been on the periphery of the first team in recent months.

Odemwingie has 55 Nigeria caps to his name and bagged 30 goals in 87 appearances after being signed by West Brom, before moving on to Cardiff last September.

Stoke boss Mark Hughes said: "We're delighted to have signed Peter.

"Things haven't perhaps gone as well for him at Cardiff as he would have hoped and he's really keen to start afresh with us.

"He has a good goal-scoring record in the Premier League and will bring a different dimension to our attacking options.

"I've no doubts he will prove to be an excellent addition to our squad."

Chief executive Tony Scholes added: "We were interested in signing Peter last summer so we're really pleased to have finally secured his services."