Last Updated: Tue, 18 Jun 2013 16:40
Jermaine Pennant has been handed a lifeline by new Stoke boss Mark Hughes and has put pen-to-paper on a new deal with the club.
Pennant looked to be heading for the exit door after former boss Tony Pulis decided against offering him a new contract, but Hughes believes the winger can get his career back on track.
The former Liverpool star was one of several players who were told they could leave the Britannia Stadium, but chairman Peter Coates left a final decision to his new manager.
Hughes is short on wingers and feels it would be better to keep Pennant on board with the player believed to have penned a one-year deal, which see him paid a basic salary with the rest depending on the amount of appearances he makes.
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