Pennant: Enjoying My Time Here

Last updated : 16 October 2003 By Kevin Markey
Pennant's current two-month loan deal will expire after the home clash with Manchester United.

The England U-21 star has been a regular with The Whites, after struggling at Highbury to get into the first-team picture, and the clubs are locked in talks over a new deal. A decision will be made, hopefully, before the game this weekend.

Pennant told Leeds' official website: "I'm being treated well and that gives me a lot of respect for the gaffer and the players and they've a lot of respect for me.

"At the moment I'm happy and when you're happy you're playing well. I'm enjoying my time here and hopefully I can stay here a bit longer."

Meanwhile, Pennant has recovered from a bout of food poisoning which caused him to miss training earlier this week, and is expected to be fit in time for Saturday.