Stoke winger Pennant prevented from entering US

Stoke City winger Jermaine Pennant has been refused entry to the USA.

Stoke City winger Jermaine Pennant has been refused entry to the USA.

The Daily Mail says Pennant's stop-start career at Stoke City has experienced another temporary set-back after he was again refused entry into the United States to join the Potters' pre-season tour.

The former England Under-21 international, who was handed a reprieve by new boss Mark Hughes, has had to stay at home to continue his pre-season preparations.

Pennant is unable to obtain a work permit because of a previous criminal convictions with a drink-driving offence causing a barrier to his admittance for the second successive year.

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