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The Nigerian is set to make his Cardiff City debut against the Tigers on Saturday after prolonged stay on the sidelines

Peter Odemwingie looks set to be used mainly as a winger by his new club, Cardiff City, as they play away to Hull City on Saturday.

Cardiff coach Malky Mackay turned to Odemwingie, who had played mainly as a striker with West Brom though he was trying to get a winger into the side.

Mackay stated in an interview with WalesOnline, that Odemwingie`s arrival meant he has had to leave Craig Conway out – which affirms the prospect of the Nigerian being used as an inverted winger.

Odemwingie is said to have impressed the Cardiff City staff with his fitness and could make the starting 11 against Hull.

Former West Brom manager, Roy Hodgson had described the Nigerian as a player who could fit in at both as a winger and out and out striker.

"He came to the club as a right-winger so it's nothing new for him,” Hodgson said of Odemwingie.

“It is not unusual for him to play there and he did it last year (2011) for us on a few occasions."

"If he's getting enough of the ball then I`m sure he's happy out there, otherwise he'll be wanting to move back into the centre,” Hodgson added.

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