Pennant keen on Potters stay

Pennant has put in some eye-catching displays since joining the

Potters from Spanish side Real Zaragoza in August, not least on

Saturday when his former employers Liverpool were beaten 2-0 at the

Britannia Stadium. The winger seems to be rediscovering his best

form under Tony Pulis and is ready to extend his stay with the

Staffordshire outfit. “I’m enjoying myself and the way things are

going here, if the two clubs can agree something in January then

I’ll be more than happy to put pen to paper,” Pennant told the

Sentinel. “The manager has given me that platform to go and do what

I can do. “He’s told me he wants workrate off his wingers. He says

they work harder than at any club in the league – and they

definitely do! “If I can do that to help out the team, then

brilliant.” The Liverpool result made it two home victories in five

days for Stoke following Tuesday’s 3-2 triumph over Birmingham,

another of Pennant’s former sides. The Britannia has been something

of a fortress for the Potters in recent years and the 27-year-old

has been impressed with the atmosphere generated there by the

club’s fans. “I love it. When the crowd gets going here it’s

brilliant. It makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck,”

Pennant said. “That’s what every professional loves about the

atmosphere in football. The way the supporters carried on and

celebrated was magnificent.” He added: “Our home games were always

going to be the strongest part of our season. “The fans make a

massive difference and the big teams seem to struggle when they

come here. “I’ve had a good week playing two ex-teams and winning

on both occasions. But more importantly this is another three

points for Stoke.”