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Ole: No Odemwingie regrets

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he had no qualms about letting striker Peter Odemwingie leave Cardiff City in January.

Odemwingie left the Bluebirds for Stoke City shortly after the arrival of Solskjaer, with Kenwyne Jones heading to South Wales as part of the deal.

City are currently sitting second from bottom and three points from safety with Jones bagging just one goal in eight games.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria international has notched four in 11 for the Potters to send them into the top half of the Premier League table.

But Solskjaer says he has no regrets about letting Odemwingie leave the club, telling The Daily Star: "When players move away from a club, they sometimes have a point to prove.

"But then again, I don't think this is the case.

"He is a good lad, a very good player and has done really well for them.

"There are certainly no regrets in letting him go. That's football. You move on.

"I had to make way for a certain little Norwegian lad and I needed more of a target man.

"In that respect, I think Kenwyne has been a plus and Mats Moller Daehli has taken his chance.

"That's why we let Peter go.

"We also had Craig Noone, Wilfried (Zaha) and Mats playing in the same position as Peter.

"It was one of those decisions you have to make. I think it was best for all of us - Cardiff, Stoke, Peter and Kenwyne."