Date:Thursday December 20 2012
I was never convinced by the capture of Jermaine Pennant by Wolves gaffer Ståle Solbakken.
I know that with Slawomir Peszko, Razak Boukari and Stephen Hunt all injured, Solbakken was left with just Bakary Sako as our only fit true wide player in the squad.
But I still didn't like the move, despite it only being an emergency three month loan.
The 29-year-old former England Under-21's international has had a chequered career over the years, right from his move from Notts County to Arsenal he has always remained a controversial character.
Through multiple driving offences, a short stay in prison, an electronic tag, a relationship with a glamour model girlfriend which ended with another police incident, relationships with soap actresses, to abandoning his Porsche outside a Spanish train station for five months after reportedly forgetting he owned it, Pennant hasn't ever been one to dodge the spotlight.
An undoubtedly gifted footballer, it's all the baggage that I have to admit I was concerned about, but after eleven appearances, he hasn't swung me into thinking we should try and sign him on a permanent basis next month.
"The ankle problem affected his match fitness so the next time he got the chance, he had to show he was ready.
"I think he was a little bit unlucky - he wasn`t picked for the Bristol City game when we performed well, then we had a very good second half against Birmingham and a good game against Middlesbrough.' Solbakken told the Express & Star.
He added: "So he`s also been a little bit unlucky in not being there at the right moment. He came in when the season turned the wrong way for us so it`s not just about him, it`s also about team performances.
"He`s a little bit frustrated but he`s been very positive as a person."
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Date:Thursday December 20 2012
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