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19th Jan 2017

Jermaine Pennant reminded people he exists by resurfacing at a League 1 club

Turns out he *is* still playing.

Tom Victor

Can you remember Jermaine Pennant’s last club? Take as long as you want.

No, it wasn’t them. Not them either. Haha, don’t be stupid, he’s had three clubs since he last played for those guys.

It was Tampines Rovers. No, us neither. Singapore, actually.

Well, now you can take that useless information and remove it from your pub quiz memory bank, because Pennant has signed for Bury.

Pennant in action for Wigan Athletic *nearly two full years ago* (Photo credit: Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

The only uncapped Englishman to start a Champions League final (yes, that one’s still pub quiz material) has joined the League 1 club after leaving Singapore last year.

Bury are waiting on international clearance before their new signing can play, a club statement reveals – something which we imagine doesn’t come up all that frequently for them. He has taken the famous number 38 shirt, previously worn by… actually we’re not sure Bury have even had a number 38 before.

Pennant, who just celebrated his 34th birthday, will join up with such luminaries as Wes Brown’s brother Reece, the Premier League’s youngest ever goalscorer James Vaughan, and former Manchester United goalkeeper* Paul Rachubka.

*Hey, he played three times for them, that counts.

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