Crouch relishing new season

Stoke striker Peter Crouch is relishing the prospect of working with Mark Hughes at the Britannia Stadium.

Last Updated: 30/06/13 at 09:27

Peter Crouch: Looking forward to working with Mark Hughes

Peter Crouch: Looking forward to working with Mark Hughes

Hughes was named as Tony Pulis' successor at the Potters' helm last month, and his appointment has left Crouch keen to get started ahead of the 2013-14 season.

Speaking to Absolute Radio at Hard Rock Calling, the 32-year-old said: "I've never really had a lot of contact with Mark Hughes, but I'm really looking forward to it.

"Mark was an awesome player and I remember watching him at Chelsea. I'm really looking forward to working with him."

The former England international is committed to Stoke until 2015, but admits a summer transfer is not beyond the realms of possibility.

"I've got two years on my contract, but you never know," he added. "With my history, you just don't know."

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e have the personnel. The trick is keeping them fit. Carrick and Blind have missed large chunks of the season, while the defence has been one muddled mess of intermittent stooges, all coming and going at various intervals thus far. We may be just short of title winning quality, but we're half way through. An injury crisis to either of the top two could change things. Optimistic, yes, but not unrealistic.

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arish is the man to blame for this shambles. Pulis must be chuckling into his left over turkey sandwich. I pray this doesn't mean the Neil Warnock media machine will kick in now and he'll be back on the telly box.

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e almost found a new way to lose, just when I thought it was getting boring Giroud does that. Although Arsenal are deservedly called 'soft' the entire midfield is out injured. Still must admit MU are managing to win despite a similar raft of absentees. Think the Gunners have good players but poorly coached.

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