Jermaine Pennant has been released from jail and admits he is looking forward to resuming training with Birmingham City.


Pennant, 22, has served 30 days of his three-month prison sentence for driving offences and the Arsenal winger will now continue his loan spell at St Andrews.

The Midlands club are keen to sign the player on a permanent basis and and a deal looks likely.

Birmingham manager Steve Bruce said: “We are delighted that Jermaine is back with us again and I’m pleased that this chapter of his life has been concluded.”

“Myself and everybody at the club will be doing all we can to ensure that Jermaine settles back into normality as soon as possible.”

Pennant pleaded guilty to drink-driving and driving while banned on 1 March at Aylesbury Magistrates’ Court.

Pennant said in a statement: “It’s a relief to be out, I’m looking forward to putting on my football boots and start training again.

“I’d like to thank all those that have helped me through this difficult period and I’ll be making further statements in due course.”