More: BBC SportWolverhampton Wanderers have signed Jermaine Pennant from Stoke City on an emergency three-month loan.
The former Liverpool winger arrives following a spate of injuries to wide men that has robbed Wolves of summer signings Razak Boukari and Slawomir Peszko, as well as Stephen Hunt.
The 29-year-old's chances have proved limited since Michael Kightly moved the other way from Wolves in the summer.
Pennant's previous stay in the West Midlands was with Birmingham City.
Blues signed the notorious former England Under-21 international, initally on loan, from Arsenal in January 2005, before he earned a big-money move to Liverpool in the summer of 2006.