Jermaine Pennant joins Wigan Athletic until end of season

Jermaine Pennant
Pennant has impressed Wigan boss Mackay during training

Championship strugglers Wigan Athletic have signed former Arsenal and Liverpool winger Jermaine Pennant until the end of the season.

The 32-year-old, a free agent, has been training with the club this week and is manager Malky Mackay's 10th signing.

"He's got terrific experience and is hungry for a way back into the English scene," said Mackay.

"There were a number of clubs interested, so we are delighted we can now call upon him to help us."

Pennant's former clubs also include Notts County, Birmingham, Real Zaragoza and Stoke City.

Most recently, he played for FC Pune City in the Indian Premier League and joins Wigan with the Latics second from bottom of the Championship.

"He has been with us throughout the week and has trained excellently," added Mackay

"He's brought a breath of fresh air to the place and we've been bowled over by his hunger and enthusiasm."

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