Peter Crouch desperate for more game time after rare Stoke City outing

10 January 2016 10:30
The 34-year-old hinted at a move from the Potteries after only his fourth start of the season as League One Doncaster belied the 45 places between the teamsMark Hughes’s preference for false No9s this season has left his conventional one frustrated and contemplating a future elsewhere. Peter Crouch might sport the No25 shirt but he is an old-fashioned English centre-forward in every other sense. However, the 34-year-old’s attributes have proved surplus to requirements in the Stoke evolution.Past the halfway point in the Premier League season the former England international is yet to start a league match. So knockout football has proved his refuge and with the twinkle-toed trio of Bojan Krkic, Xherdan Shaqiri and Marko Arnautovic left in the Potteries at the weekend, he marked only his fourth start in 2015-16 with the opening goal as Stoke booked a seventh consecutive appearance in the FA Cup fourth round. Related: Stoke City weigh up making bid for West Brom’s Saido Berahino Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian