As Rafa Benítez took over he sent Otsemobor on loan to Crewe Alexandra in the Championship for the first half of the 2004/05 season where he made 15 appearances. Despite Crewe's interest Otsemobor wanted to make a final attempt at making a career at Liverpool but it was soon apparent he was not in Benítez' plans. Once his Liverpool contract expired he joined League One Rotherham in the summer, and was on the move again only six months later to Crewe who had been relegated to League One. Otsemobor's contract at Gresty Road expired in June 2007 and he signed a three-year deal with Norwich City in the Championship. He was a regular for a couple of seasons at the Canaries but halfway through 2009/10, after Norwich had been relegated, Otsemobor left East Anglia to sign for another League One club, Southampton. While Norwich took the express route to the Premiership Otsemobor was on the move, this time to Sheffield Wednesday, who had just been relegated to League One. He struggled to earn a regular place, with injuries proving a hindrance, and was released at the end of the 2011/12 season. He subsequently signed a one-year contract with Milton Keynes Dons in League One. Otsemobor soon acquired hero status when he back-heeled the injury-time winner in MK Dons' grudge-match against AFC Wimbledon in the second round of the FA Cup.
The defender, who passed his 30th birthday during the season, played in thirty-five League One matches for Milton Keynes Dons in 2012/13 but his club finished the season in eighth place just outside the play-off places. A third of the way through the 2013/14 season Otsemobor agreed a one-month loan deal with another League One club, Tranmere Rovers. He made 11 appearances in League One during the 2013/14 season (9 for Milton Keynes and 2 for Tranmere) but had to be substituted because of injury only five minutes into his Rovers debut. He also played for Milton Keynes in the League Cup against Northampton Town (Round One) and eventual finalists Sunderland (Round Two). He returned to Milton Keynes from Tranmere and left the Dons by mutual consent on 8 January 2014, making him a free agent as his thirty-first birthday loomed on the horizon. He had a trial with Doncaster Rovers in the summer of 2014 which came to nothing and retired from the game to concentrate on property development.
BBC report on Liverpool 3-1 Southampton on 6 November 2002.
The Telegraph report on Newcastle - Liverpool on 06.12.2003.
|Club||Season||Club rank||League apps||League goals||Total apps||Total goals|
|Hull City||2002-2003||England Third Division||9||3||9||3|
|Bolton Wanderers||2003-2004||England Premier League||1||0||1||0|
|Rotherham United||2005-2006||England League Division 1||10||0||14||1|
|Crewe||2006-2007||England League Division 1||27||0||33||0|
|Norwich City||2007-2008||England Championship||43||1||47||1|
|Norwich City||2008-2009||England Championship||37||0||40||0|
|Norwich City||2009-2010||England League Division 1||13||0||17||0|
|Southampton||2009-2010||England League Division 1||19||0||19||0|
|Sheffield Wednesday||2010-2011||England League Division 1||15||0||21||0|
|Sheffield Wednesday||2011-2012||England League Division 1||11||0||16||0|
|MK Dons||2012-2013||England League Division 1||35||1||41||1|
|MK Dons||2013-2014||England League One||9||0||12||0|
|Tranmere Rovers||2013-2014||England League One||2||0||2||0|