Stoke boss Hughes: Pennant deserves new chance

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes is happy to have secured Jermaine Pennant to a new deal.

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes is happy to have secured Jermaine Pennant to a new deal.

The 30-year-old has been handed the chance of a fresh start at the Britannia Stadium after impressing new Stoke manager Hughes, who in May was appointed as successor to Tony Pulis.

Hughes told the club's official website: "I've admired Jermaine from afar and there is no question about his ability.

"I am looking to introduce more creativity and attacking options to the side, qualities Jermaine can certainly offer us.

"I had a very positive meeting with him and it's now up to him to show everyone what he is capable of doing.''

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