Rotherham United have completed the signing of striker Peter Odemwingie on a deal until January.
The 35-year-old was a free agent after being released by Stoke in the summer and becomes new manager Kenny Jackett’s first signing, just days after taking charge.
Odemwingie has also been of interest to Bolton but the player has told Sky Sports that he preferred to play in the Championship.
He said: “Rotherham and Bolton showed interest over the weekend. Time is not on my side at my age and the Championship is a bit closer to where I wish to be.
“Thanks to Bolton for their interest in me but I’m really pleased to join Rotherham. Kenny showed some interest in me a few months ago and we have been in touch since then. I am pleased he got a job and he offered me a contract.
“My intuition said I’d be fine and that something would come along eventually. Playing well in the Premier League is still helping me now. Class is permanent, form is temporary, so I just need to find my form. All the movements are still there.”