Peter Odemwingie: 'Peter Crouch teaching me to dance'

Peter Odemwingie says that he has been taking dance lessons from Peter Crouch ahead of singing a Michael Jackson song for his Stoke City initiation.

Peter Odemwingie has revealed that he has been taking dance lessons from teammate Peter Crouch ahead of singing a Michael Jackson song for his Stoke City initiation.

The 32-year-old arrived at the Britannia Stadium late in the January transfer window from Cardiff City, before making his bow in the historic 2-1 win over Manchester United - City's first victory over the reigning champions in the Premier League era.

However, the Nigeria international is yet to become a Stoke player in the eyes of his teammates until completing the initiation, but says that his fellow striker has given him dancing tips in his bid to impersonate the King of Pop.

"Apparently, it is a tradition for new players here to sing a song on your first away trip," he told The Mirror. "I'm learning from Peter Crouch, so I will go for a Michael Jackson song, with a little dance at the end.

"It's a great dressing room with a lot of jokes, so I can't escape. I'm happy to have more time to prepare and know the boys more, so it will not be so embarrassing."

Stoke face Southampton at the St Mary's Stadium next weekend.

Manchester United's Spanish midfielder Juan Mata controls the ball during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Cardiff City at Old Trafford in Manchester, northwest England, on January 28, 2014
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