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Pennant puts pen to paper on Billericay Town deal

Former Arsenal and Liverpool winger Jermaine Pennant has completed his move to big-spending Bostik League club Billericay Town.

Pennant was one of three new additions announced by the club on Monday evening.

Also joining the Blues were former Wolves and Republic of Ireland full back Kevin Foley and former West Ham youngster Leo Chambers.

The signings were announced by club owner Glenn Tamplin via Twitter.

The trio become the latest Premier League players to join the Blues after they signed Paul Konchesky and Jamie O'Hara earlier this year.

Pennant spent last season with Singapore club Tampines Rovers and has had spells with the likes of Birmingham City and Stoke City during his nineteen-year professional career.

The winger was also a Champions League finalist during his time with Liverpool, starting for the Reds in their 2-1 defeat against AC Milan in 2007.

Former Wolves full back Foley joins the Blues after leaving Coventry City at the end of last season.

The Luton-born defender began his career with his hometown club, making over one hundred and fifty appearances for the Hatters during a five-year stay.

In August 2007 he moved to Wolves for an undisclosed fee, making his debut in a League Cup tie against Bradford City just a day after completing the deal.foley ireland

His second season with the Molineux club brought success in the form of their Championship title win and promotion to the Premier League.

He also won international recognition, making his Republic of Ireland debut against Nigeria in May 2009 and went on to win eight senior caps.

During his eight years at Molineux, Foley made just under one hundred and fifty appearances for the club, before leaving to have spells with the likes of FC Copenhagen and Charlton Athletic.

Former West Ham United youngster Leo Chambers was the third new addition to the Blues squad.

He spent four years with the Upton Park club, making three first team appearances and also had a loan spell with Colchester United during the 2015/16 season.

The moves are rumoured to have taken the Blues weekly wage bill above £32,000, as owner Tamplin looks to take the club into the Football League within the next five years.

Billericay start the season as strong favourites to win the Bostik League and kick off their season at home to Kingstonian on Saturday.

Article: Mark Carruthers (@marknldaily)
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