Nigeria international, Osaze Odemwingie has declared that he is yet to fully recover from the knee ligament injury that sidelined him for eight months. Despite featuring in his club’s pre-season games against Everton, Brentford and and Singapore, he insists he is still months away from full fitness.

“I’m still a few months away from being 100%, but I am happy with where I am now,” he told Stoke City Player . “I do all the necessary work. Fitness now is what I want to achieve – there’s no shortcuts. I just have to make those efforts off the ball as well, which I try my best to do, which will bring me back to my best physical condition,” he concluded.