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FULL-BACK PENNEY JOINS ON LOAN

The Boys in Brown have strengthened their squad with the addition of English left-back Matt Penney. The 21-year-old arrives on a one-year loan deal from Championship outfit Sheffield Wednesday.

Director of sport Andreas Bornemann explained the reasons behind the decision to take the young Englishman on loan as follows: "Matt gives us more options at the back and in midfield. He's a versatile, very dynamic player."

Head coach Jos Luhukay also expressed his satisfaction with the deal, saying: "I know Matt from our time together in Sheffield and I’m delighted we’ve been able to increase our options by signing him. He adds a lot of pace on the flank but can also be used in midfield."

"I've heard a lot about FC St. Pauli, the fans and the fantastic atmosphere," said Penney after putting pen to paper. "I can hardly wait to hook up with the team, get to know my teammates and play in front of 30,000 people at the Millerntor."

Matt Penney made 16 Championship appearances for Sheffield Wednesday last season, contributing one assist. He also played once in the EFL Cup.

 

Photos: Witters

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