Peter Crouch extends Potters stay


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Veteran striker Peter Crouch insists he still has things to achieve with Stoke after ending speculation over his future by putting pen-to-paper on a contract extension.

The 35-year-old has struggled for regular game-time over the last couple of seasons with the Potters, who are 21.00 to be relegated this season, which has led to widespread speculation over an exit.

However, the former Liverpool, Spurs and Portsmouth frontman has started the last four games, scoring twice, to prove he still has plenty to offer.

The ex-England international has subsequently been rewarded for his recent exploits and will now remain with the club until the summer of 2018.

Crouch insists that he still feels he can play a role with Stoke as they look to start moving closer towards challenging for European football on a regular basis.

The striker admitted it has been frustrating watching on from the sidelines but feels he can continue performing to a high standard after getting a good run.

Crouch said: “I’m really pleased to be staying at the club; I’ve been here for a number of years now and I love it.

“I come in every day with a smile on my face and long may that continue. Obviously I didn’t want to go anywhere, I just wanted to play.

“I was a little bit frustrated at not playing as many games as I’d like. That’s changed recently; I’ve played a few and really enjoyed it.

“I know that I can play and impact games at this level for a number of years yet so hopefully I can continue to do that.”

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