Jermaine Pennant intends to stay at Stoke City

Stoke City winger Jermaine Pennant
Pennant joined Stoke from Spanish club Real Zaragoza in 2010

Winger Jermaine Pennant has insisted that he will not be leaving Stoke City in the January transfer window.

The 28-year-old made his first Premier League start for more than a month in the .

"I don't want to go anywhere," Pennant told BBC Radio Stoke. "I've not asked to leave and I'm not sure why that's been brought up.

"I've got another year and a half left on my contract and I'll be here until the end of it."

Pennant, who joined Stoke permanently in December 2010 after an initial loan spell from Real Zaragoza, also played down suggestions that his exile from the first team was down to an argument with manager Tony Pulis.

"There's no problems between me and Tony," said the former Arsenal and Liverpool man. "He's had a squad that's been winning in the last few games and you don't want to change a winning team.

"He's the manager and I'm not one to complain if the team's winning. It's all about the team."

The draw against Wigan made it one defeat in the last seven Premier League matches for the Potters, who are currently eighth in the table, with their only loss coming away at leaders Manchester City on 21 December.

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