Peter Crouch is a perfect back-up striker for England, says Stoke team-mate Erik Pieters
Peter Crouch would be great value for a spot in England’s World Cup squad for Russia 2018, according to Stoke defender and team-mate Erik Pieters.
Crouch, who has scored 22 goals in 42 caps for England, has not featured for his country since November 2010 though Pieters believes the 36-year old would be a solid “plan B” option for next year’s finals.
England secured their World Cup qualification after topping Group F with eight victories from their 10 games. and manager Gareth Southgate will now be turning his attention to selecting his squad for eight months time.
Despite not representing England for seven years, Crouch has proved a model of consistency in the Premier League with Stoke City and has already scored three goals this season.
And teammate Erik Pieters believes the striker can add important back-up to England through his notorious threat from set-pieces.
Watch the video above to see the Stoke wing-back support Crouch for Russia 2018.