The manager of Stoke City, Mark Hughes, has made it clear that Jermaine Pennant and Kenwyne Jones are not going to be sold during the mid season transfer window.
There had been speculations that these two players might be put on sale in January.
Jones returned to action for Stokes on Saturday after a gap of one month or so and made a match winning contribution straightaway. He found the net once in the FA Cup game against the Championship team Leicester City and helped his side pull off a 2-1 win.
As far as Pennant is concerned, he was not included in the match day squad for the last weekend’s game against Leicester City.
When asked about the future of these two guys, Hughes said, “Kenwyne needs to have a bit of patience. Yes, he hasn’t been given that many playing chances so far in the season, but, he will get them at some point of time. He just needs to keep playing the way he played the other day against Leicester.”
“We are not going to sell either of these two guys, at least not till the end of this season. We have struggled to find the net on a consistent basis, so, it’s important for us to keep those guys who are capable of scoring.”
Stoke City’s performance in the Barclays Premier League this season has been average. They haven’t done wonders, but, they haven’t put up too many pathetic performances either. They have secured victories in 4 out of the 20 matches that they have played so far in the league, while, in 10 matches, they have been beaten. The remaining 6 games have been draws. Their position in the points table at the moment is no. 12.