Crouch Backed for England Recall

  • Last Updated: March 16 2012, 10:02 GMT

Tony Pulis sees no reason why Stoke City striker Peter Crouch cannot win an England recall ahead of Euro 2012 this summer.

Peter Crouch: Backed for recall by Pulis

The former Tottenham hit-man has not played for the Three Lions since 2010 having been frozen out of the international set-up under previous incumbent Fabio Capello.

Crouch has an impressive goal-scoring record for England after scoring 22 goals from 42 appearances since making his debut seven years ago.

The 31-year-old swapped White Hart Lane for the Britannia Stadium last year and Pulis is delighted the striker is playing for them and not against his troops.

Harry Redknapp is the favourite to take charge of England this summer for Euro 2012 and Pulis believes no one knows the marksman as well as the Spurs boss.

"Peter Crouch doesn't have a point to prove anywhere, even England," said Pulis. "People know what Crouch is all about and he has done fantastically in his career and fantastically at Stoke.

"I don't give a damn what people do or don't think about him. I am just glad we have got Peter Crouch at this football club.

"You would have to wait and see about England, wait and see who gets the job. Crouch's biggest chance of getting back into the England squad is playing well between now and the end of the season. But no one would know him better than Harry Redknapp.

"Crouch trains and plays like a 15-year-old. He has so much enthusiasm. He is a throwback to the old days of good old pros. He is a delight to be with. I have to chuck him off the training ground."