Stoke won’t let ex-Sunderland man Jones leave on loan

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STOKE City boss Tony Pulis has confirmed that former Sunderland striker Kenwyne Jones will not be allowed to leave the Britannia Stadium on loan.

Leicester City have made an inquiry to take the Trinidad and Tobago frontman on an emergency loan, with the 28-year-old restricted to two substitute appearances in the Premier League this season and just five starts in 2012.

But Pulis has ruled out Jones leaving the club after allowing winger Jermaine Pennant to join Wolves on loan earlier this month.

Pulis, likely to keep Jones on the bench for Saturday’s clash with Sunderland, said: “Kenwyne will not be going anywhere.”

“I haven’t seen any other Premier League clubs selling players. There’s been lots of inquiries about lots of players, but at the moment we want to look after ourselves.

“We had 25 in our Premier League squad and then let Jermaine Pennant go on loan to Wolves, so we don’t want to be letting others go and then picking up three or four injuries.”