Odemwingie hoping to return

Stoke striker Peter Odemwingie is hoping to be back in contention for Saturday's trip to Norwich.

A calf problem meant the Nigeria international missed last weekend's win over Arsenal but he feels he has recovered well.

"I am feeling good again now and obviously I am really hoping to be fit and available to play again at Norwich this weekend," the 32-year-old told Stoke's official website.

"Last week I managed to train on Friday but maybe it was a bit optimistic to play against Arsenal, so it was best for me to rest.

"I am progressing well now, and hopefully I will join back in with the full group on Thursday.

"If I can do that then hopefully I will be back in contention."