Pennant ready to fight for Stoke future

The Potters winger is confident in his own ability, and believes that a new signing for the club would only help them to improve their Premier League chances next season
Stoke City winger Jermaine Pennant insists he would welcome the addition of more competition into the Potters squad.

Manager Tony Pulis is thought to be keen to bring in wide man Matt Jarvis from recently-relegated Wolves to add strength to the midfield at the Britannia Stadium.

But former Arsenal and Real Zaragoza man Pennant is bullish over any new additions to the squad, and has the utmost confidence his quality will show through.

"Pre-season is here and no matter what winger we buy they will not cross a ball like me," the 29-year-old wrote on Twitter.

"I'm rolling up socks and sleeves and going for it."

Pennant joined the club on loan from Zaragoza in 2010, and has also enjoyed spells at Liverpool and Birmingham City.

He has made over 50 appearances for Tony Pulis' side and has scored three goals, helping the club to establish themselves in the Premier League and in last-season's Europa League run which was ended by Spanish side Valencia.