Stoke striker Peter Odemwingie admits he is still a few months away from peak fitness following his knee injury.
Odemwingie made a late return to action last season after eight months out, while in July he was handed a contract extension by the Potters until the end of the 2015-16 campaign.
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The Nigeria international, 34, will have the option of a further 12 months next summer, and for now is keen to repay the faith of manager Mark Hughes.
As Stoke prepare for the season opener against Liverpool,...