Pennant baffled by Pulis treatment

Jermaine Pennant insists he did nothing to warrant the cold-shoulder treatment given to him by former Stoke boss Tony Pulis.

People were going on about I must have done this or I must have done that, but it was not the case at all.

It was somebody falling out with a player and then washing his hands of him. Then people jumped to the wrong conclusion.

But as a player, I came in every day, I wasn't late, I trained hard and gave no one a reason to doubt anything.

Not having a great past and the rumours, people making up their own stories to portray me in a certain way, but the fans here have ignored all that.

I've tried my best to deliver and they have welcomed me with back open arms, and I'm very grateful for that.

– Stoke winger Jermaine Pennant speaking to the he Sentinel