Pennant could join Millwall in time to play against Fulham

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FREE agent Jermaine Pennant will link up with Millwall's squad for training tomorrow with a view to signing a short-term contract until the end of the season.

Pennant was initially a target for the Lions in August but a deal could not be agreed and the 32-year-old instead signed for Indian Super League side FC Pune City.

But the Indian season only runs from October to December, meaning Pennant is without a club again.

It is understood he has been keeping fit in Thailand since the turn of the year.

The ex-Liverpool and Stoke winger contacted Ian Holloway last week to express a desire to help keep Millwall in the Championship and has been invited to train with the club.

Holloway is in the market for a wide player to replace the injured Paris Cowan-Hall and Pennant is expected to agree terms before Saturday's clash with Fulham.

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

50 thoughts on “Pennant could join Millwall in time to play against Fulham

  • February 16, 2015 at 10:23
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    bring him in he maybe able to score a f******n goal or two

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  • February 16, 2015 at 10:27
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    desperation time for Ollie....Pennant is OK but nothing to get exited about....another journeyman mugging us off.....youre taking us down Holloway

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  • February 16, 2015 at 10:28
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    o f*** off you c***. didn't he pass up the opportunity already. jog on. just incase anyone is wondering, im not having a good morning lol.

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  • February 16, 2015 at 10:30
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    Glad to see we are after young upcoming players and not 30+ journeyman !

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  • February 16, 2015 at 10:38
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    Dread to think what his fitness levels will be with that recent history, wonder how long it would take him to get up to speed and finally get on the pitch for us?

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  • February 16, 2015 at 10:41
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    Think this is because we lost Paris, he can do a job to the end of the season I do not think he is a long term solution but who knows, certainly experienced and a proven player in his time, might be just what we need. Cannot see the negativity we need something new up front, he will be looking to earn a contract cannot see him costing a fortune.

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    • February 16, 2015 at 10:55
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      @lennie the lion: I would imagine that the fact he had to play in India and Thailand indicates the interest levels in him in England so hopefully his wage demands will have down graded for the chance to prove himself.

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  • February 16, 2015 at 11:01
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    The people that comment here are such a bunch of mongs lol

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      • February 16, 2015 at 18:38
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        Totally agree caravan1885, they are all a bunch of w****** who never go to watch, bring on jermaine!!!

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      • February 16, 2015 at 18:38
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        Totally agree caravan1885, they are all a bunch of w.....swho never go to watch, bring on jermaine!!!

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    • February 16, 2015 at 15:20
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      Hello, one of the mongs here, you p**** face.

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  • February 16, 2015 at 11:17
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    not ideal but, not sure we have got a lot to lose with this situation

    he is a bit of a flash individual but that is perhaps what we need

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  • February 16, 2015 at 11:19
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    Pennant could do a job all day long he ant bothered about proving himself hes gonna take the dollars to thick skinned to worry about the knockers gotta be worth a punt

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  • February 16, 2015 at 11:30
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    Right so this deal tells me:
    Cowan - Hall will not be fit again this season.
    We only have 2 fit wingers so we need suitable cover
    His wage demand won't be that high as he can't have been on much out in India

    Good move for me, an experienced winger who has played at the top level in his career, I'd be more than willing to give him a short term contract and see what he's got. Hopefully we don't much around it gets done in time for Fulham.

    Remember when Carlos Edwards come in and we all moaned at that deal (age, journeyman etc) and now we're missing him big time ...

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  • February 16, 2015 at 11:33
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    Worth a punt til end of season, won't command the wages he was once on, so get him in

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  • February 16, 2015 at 12:32
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    Welcome J P. If you score we wave the banners & flags for you Pennant! LOL.( NOLU, WDC ).

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  • February 16, 2015 at 12:42
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    Good crosser & got the intelligence to pick out a pass. Should find Gregory's runs. No brainer welcome to the nut houses.

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  • February 16, 2015 at 12:44
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    @ SPJ91 : no mate, not ALL of us moaned about Carlos coming, but a lot of you on here did.

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  • February 16, 2015 at 12:46
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    Worth a few months contract.
    Experienced, nothing to prove and will dance around
    a lot of the donkey defenders in this division.
    More than likely bag a couple of goals as well.

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  • February 16, 2015 at 12:52
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    Lets give him a go frist then we can all judge him after as we never know he might get as some goals

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  • February 16, 2015 at 13:00
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    He's got pace which we are severely lacking worth a punt nothing to lose and he has played at a higher level. Decent crosser of the ball too no brainier to me considering loan market we'd have to pay over the odds for a highly rated youngster or reserve player

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  • February 16, 2015 at 13:37
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    At this rate with all the old timers we might get Sheringham and Cascarino back. I reckon even now they would find the net.

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    • February 16, 2015 at 18:11
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      Les Briley is busy working in the vip boxes but im sure we can get him on for the second half @potty1:

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  • February 16, 2015 at 13:51
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    be good to know if he was in any kind of form - what expectations should we have - Fulham a 6 pointer

    http://www.indiansuperleague.com/fc-pune-city/news/1639-jermaine-pennant-the-coach-was-happy-with-the-way-we-played

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  • February 16, 2015 at 13:56
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    Its obvious to all except Ollie - We need a goal scorer not another has been midfielder.

    On Lions Live last week he said he would not pay out silly money, so where does that leave us? Going down but keeping Ollie's pride.

    Get an loan striker and pay the rate to keep us up.

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  • February 16, 2015 at 14:11
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    People keep banging on about needing a striker and I couldn't agree more, but what do people honestly expect we are going to be able to get? No one will let a proven goalscorer go out on loan at this time in the season..and if they do would be league 1 or 2, so not proven at our level. We might be able to get a young fringe player from the premier league but they would still need a while to get going, remember Kane took a while to become consistent for us. So there aren't going to be many options...

    I think we need to try and keep a bit of faith in the strikers we have as I don't think we will get anything better (I would love to be proved wrong) and hopefully with a few more wins they will gain confidence and find the target more often. Some people just need to be realistic about who we can attract/afford and realise no striker playing well is going to suddenly up sticks and join a relegation threatened team...

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    • February 16, 2015 at 14:29
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      @jenks4: jenks4 how long do we keep the faith then with our strikers? another 5 matches, 10 matches or when we are relegated?

      The facts are we have scored 5 goals in 10 matches.
      The facts are the crowds at the Den are falling rapidly.
      The facts are who wants to turn up watching us loose again?
      The facts are Ollie has been in charge over 12 months now, that is plenty of time to discover we need a striker.
      If we are relegated then its even lower revenues next season.

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      • February 16, 2015 at 14:43
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        @AireLys: I'm saying we have no option but to put faith in the strikers, seeing as we won't be getting any better until the summer.

        As for saying Holloway hasn't picked up that we need one, I'm certain he did and that's why we signed Gregory, who hasn't lived up to his potential unfortunately, but then if people aren't picking out his runs, what can we expect?

        A decent striker in this league now costs around £1-2million, and we frankly haven't got that money to spend without breaking FFP. Also it's not just the strikers who can't score, how many times did Woolford miss the target against Leeds?

        our problem for most of the season was failing to spot the run or play the right ball in the final third...maybe when we pick up on that we might start getting the goals, stikers can't score if they don't get the ball played to them.

        As for people not turning up to watch us lose, maybe people should realise the club depends on the gate money to keep going, and if they support the club they shouldn't boycott the place because of a bad run of form...imagine how much better off we would be financially if 14000 turn up each week rather than 10000...

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        • February 16, 2015 at 15:00
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          @jenks4: I don't agree.

          Ollie knew a long time ago we need a striker but his ego and ridiculous buying of loads of midfielders and over-the-hill players has backfired and still he is doing it (Jermaine Pennant)!

          Crowds of 10,000 each week? If we are relegated that will be 6-7,000 and how many on a winters evening? Then what happens if JB ever walks?

          Its time to get a striker on loan, pay the money or even over the rate to keep us up rather than Ollie's pride. He's had long enough and all I see now on the terraces is more empty spaces, a team that cannot score and killing the atmosphere of the club.

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          • February 16, 2015 at 15:12
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            @AireLys: Holloway may have brought in too many players in midfield, I agree, but the majority of his signings have not been poor...especially over January.

            You keep saying about how bad it will be 'if' we go down, again I agree, but I was talking about our attendances at the moment, not some hypothetical future ones.

            And again it comes back to who you think we can afford/will agree to join? Paying over the odds is fine but as I said, no decent striker is going to be allowed to go on loan by a club they are scoring goals for. And seeing as we only just scrape FFP, I would also like to know where this money is coming from?

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  • February 16, 2015 at 15:48
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    Jenks4
    Could not reply to your last comment so started again!

    People in the know of the game have contacts and our scouting team must know decent strikers out there that for the money and short term are better than the ones we play week in week out. If they don't what are they paid for then?

    Staying with the same forward line is now not option as it will relegate us and the chance that JB will walk.

    Holloway plan has not worked, his signings have not worked and on Lions Live last week he stated that he will not pay over the odds for a striker. So basically Ollie has given us no option but to continue on with his way - Is this what you want with our club, I don't?

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    • February 16, 2015 at 16:08
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      @AireLys: Again they probably do know the players, but as with my original point, we probably can't afford them, if we pay over the odds, and then end up with a transfer embargo for FFP, what's the point?

      Our squad is still lacking, but you can't deny that things have been more positive since the January clear out we had, and I'm certain those are all Holloways signings? He has made a couple of dodgy ones in the last 12 months yes, but on the whole most have been okay. I don't think we are going down as things appear to be getting better (even if only gradually)

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  • February 16, 2015 at 16:44
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    I never understand how not going to matches helps

    it is an easy excuse - we can all turn up when the team is winning - who wants to sit through the defeats at home over the last 3 years

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    • February 16, 2015 at 20:43
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      @timchimes: it's a money thing mate. It costs me over 100 every game with travelling costs, ticket, food and drink and if most people in same boat are not going to bother. Club need to realise that more than just being there to support our club we actually want some value for money otherwise drop prices and stadium will be full. Sell 20000 tickets at half the price 10000 pay and you get a full stadium for same money plus extra from clubshop, programmes and catering.

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  • February 16, 2015 at 17:16
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    Nothing happening for Pennant, no other takers so he crawls back to good old Millwall.

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  • February 16, 2015 at 17:17
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    Get hi in he may know an available striker or 2

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  • February 16, 2015 at 17:51
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    Enough with the f***ing midfielder's already. How about a striker that can score. Some c**n stamp on fuller so he can get a replacement striker ffs.

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  • February 16, 2015 at 19:08
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    Can I play for Wall
    I train running up and down ladders all day so I also know the highs and lows

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  • February 16, 2015 at 21:52
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    He's off to Wigan apparently..... Seen at their training ground! Talks at the den must have gone tits up pretty quickly!

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  • February 17, 2015 at 08:36
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    Will be a good signing if he chooses us.
    be good cover for Paris and will teach him a thing or two.

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