Wigan Athletic sign Jermaine Pennant

Jermaine Pennant in action for Stoke
Jermaine Pennant in action for Stoke

WIGAN Athletic have confirmed the signing of Jermaine Pennant.

The former Liverpool and Stoke winger has joined the club until the end of the season.

The 32-year-old is a free agent after coming to the end of his contract at FC Pune City in the Indian Super League and signs on at Latics after impressing during training this week.

He was at the DW Stadium for the 3-0 defeat to Charlton Athletic last night and the paperwork was completed directly after the match.

Manager Malky Mackay said: “Jermaine needs no introduction in terms of what he has achieved in the game.

“He’s got terrific experience and is hungry for a way back into the English scene. There were a number of clubs interested, so we are delighted we can now call upon him to help us.

“He has been with us throughout the week and has trained excellently, he’s brought a breath of fresh air to the place and we’ve been bowled over by his hunger and enthusiasm.

“Jermaine has integrated straight away into the group and I’m sure he’s going to be a great addition for us.”

Pennant will wear the number 15 shirt for Latics.