Hughes hails Assaidi return

Last Updated: Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:30
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Stoke boss Mark Hughes says he made his move to re-sign Oussama Assaidi after losing Peter Odemwingie to injury.

The winger impressed on loan at the Britannia Stadium last season and Potters boss Mark Hughes attempted to wrap up a permanent deal with Liverpool.

However, he was unable to agree a fee and the deal looked dead, especially after Victor Moses was brought in from Chelsea. But with Odemwingie facing a spell on the treatment table after injuring his knee against Manchester City at the weekend, Hughes moved quickly to get the winger back on board.

"It's unfortunate that we look like being without Peter for a while but following his setback we felt it was important that we moved to bolster the resources at our disposal," Hughes said.

"It's clear from talking to Oussama that he really enjoyed his time with us last season and he's looking forward to picking up where he left off with us."

Chief executive Tony Scholes added: "We thought we had concluded our incoming transfer business for this transfer window but we re-evaluated our plans after losing Peter to injury for the foreseeable future."

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