Crouch made his debut in yesterday’s victory over Liverpool.
“I was his No.1 target and he made me feel wanted,” Crouch said. “I know I am going to play a big part in Stoke’s future.”
Stoke’s pair of flying wingers also promise to bring the best from Crouch. “Whenever I’ve done well in my career, I have had good wide men,” he said.
“Matt Etherington and Jermaine Pennant are out and out wingers and I’m sure they will get balls into the box and I’m sure I can do well there.”