Nigerian striker, Peter Odemwingie insists he’s learnt his lessons after hogging the headlines for all the wrong reasons just over a year ago.
The Super Eagles striker will always be remembered as the player who turned up at QPR to complete a transfer from West Brom, unaware talks between the two clubs had already broken down.
To general amusement and bewilderment, Odemwingie had to go back to The Hawthorns in a bid to repair his relationship with the Baggies.
The former Bendel Insurance man did go on to make another seven appearances but it was clear Odemwingie had no future at the Midlands club prompting a summer move to Cardiff City.
He was on the move again in January as he sealed a move to Stoke City but the 32-year-old said he never wanted to repeat the same mistakes he made a year earlier.
“Absolutely it was different. This time I made sure everything was right. Everyone had spoken, including the managers, but I said I would be the last to confirm.”
“It wasn’t until the last piece of paperwork was done, just before I got on the plane to Sunderland, that I put up the picture of me with my Stoke shirt. You can’t blame me for that,” he told SkySports.
He also discussed his ill fated decision to unsuccessfully push a move to QPR while insisting that the reports following the incident were “exaggerated.”