Pulis backs Pennant
Stoke look set to stand by Jermain Pennant despite his arrest for an alleged attack on a woman in a nightclub.
The alleged incident is believed to have happened in the early hours of Sunday morning and hours later the player was also was involved in a car crash and charged with drink-driving, driving while disqualified and having no insurance. The 29-year-old has been has been bailed pending further enquiries into the incident at a Manchester nightclub but he will be in court on May 9 following the car smash. It is not the first time Pennant has found himself in trouble but boss Tony Pulis says the club will stand by him until all the facts are known. "We have taken the approach as a club that we will look after him," Pulis revealed. "He has his court case on May 9. I've not spoken to anyone on the police force about it, so I can't comment. "I'm certainly not going to hang the kiddie before we know what all this is about. When we have seen what he is charged with, we will deal with it in-house. We want to keep him. He has another year left on his contract."