Pennant pines for permanent place

BY foxsports • September 8, 2010

The 27-year-old is on loan from Real Zaragoza, the club he joined from Liverpool in the summer of 2009. "I've missed the Premier League," he told Sky Sports News. "I've also missed having a team meet and understanding the instructions I'm getting. "I'm just going to play the best I can and see what happens. "My first mission is to help Stoke climb the table. If in January I can get a permanent move, great. "The gaffer said he's hoping for a top-10 finish. He believes it and we believe it too." Pennant expects his old club Liverpool, who missed out on the top four last term, to have a much better season under new boss Roy Hodgson. "Liverpool's always going to be a massive club," he said. "Last season was very disappointing for them. "Roy's got a lot of players in. I'm sure they can go for the title and definitely finish in the top four." Meanwhile, Stoke goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen is confident of being fit for Monday's Premier League clash with his former club Aston Villa. The Denmark international missed his country's 1-0 win over Iceland yesterday after an elbow problem flared up. The 34-year-old injured the joint in the first match of the season against Wolves and then picked up an infection. Sorensen will undergo a scan tomorrow but is hopeful a course of antibiotics will clear up the problem, which is in the other elbow to the one he dislocated last season.

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