Stoke City striker Peter Crouch has called on teammates to end their post-Euro hoodoo against Bolton Wanderers.

Stoke's record in their league matches following Europa League fixtures currently reads played three, lost three, but Crouch is confident that can change.

He said: "I don't think there's any reason why we can't do well in Europe and keep up our league form, although it does mean you are playing one hell of a lot of games.

"We've got a good squad now, we have fresh faces to bring in and can change things around.

"We have good players on the bench these days, which is a sign of how far the club has come. So we've got no excuse when we go to play Bolton."