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Pennant not giving up on England

06 October 2010 11:16
On-loan Stoke City winger Jermaine Pennant is refusing to give up hope of being capped by England. Pennant, 27, joined the Potters from Spanish side Real Zaragoza on a loan deal last month and has made three appearances so far. The former Arsenal, Birmingham City and Liverpool moved to Spain after seeing his career stall in England. Pennant was a regular at under-21 level for England but has failed to kick on and win a full cap. However, he still believes he could have a future with the national team should he shine during his time at the Britannia Stadium. "Every player would love to play for their country and if that ever came it would be a great achievement, but first of all I have to do it for my club," he said. "I have been in and out of teams and been abroad but now I am back in the Premier League and hopefully will be here for a bit longer. "If I can do well every week and stay injury free, then hopefully my name will get thrown about a bit."

Source: ESA