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Stoke management seeking greater consistency from Pennant

Stoke City coach Mark O'Connor believes there's a lot more to come from winger Jermaine Pennant.

O'Connor works closely with the former Liverpool midfielder and is seeking more consistency from the England hopeful.

"I went to see him play for Zaragoza in pre-season and he did quite well," recalls O'Connor to The Sentinel.

"I said to Tony (Pulis) 'I know he's had his problems, but from a footballing point of view there's no doubt about his ability'.

"The only problem we had was the work ethic. But he's such a fit boy that I saw no reason why he couldn't do the work.

"And I think he's done that. He's bought into the fact that there's a work ethic in the team, that everybody is relying on everybody else - and if you don't do it, you don't play.

"The fact is, he's working as hard as the rest of the players."

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