Winger keen to utilise second chance.
Stoke City winger Jermaine Pennant is looking forward to his future at the club following his new one year deal, Sky Sports reports.
The former Liverpool wide man had found himself on the outs under Tony Pulis who had decided not to offer him an extension on his deal that expired this summer but new boss Mark Hughes has sought to keep him at the club and now the 30-year-old is looking forward to getting started under the new regime by repaying the faith shown in him.
“With the old manager, things didn’t work out,” he told The Sun.
“But getting a new contract shows that I wasn’t to blame. It shows the faith Stoke have in me. The club have always wanted me to stay, speaking to the hierarchy.
“But that’s done and dusted, it’s a new era now. We’ve got a new manager in and hopefully we can take that big step forward.
“We should be a top-10 team with the players we’ve got and hopefully with Mark’s attributes, we can be.”
Pennant made just one appearance for the Potters last term but spent the second half of the campaign on loan with Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Championship.