Stoke City boss Tony Pulis says supersub Cameron Jerome will be remaining on the bench.

Jerome scored his fourth goal from the bench since late November after smashing home Stoke's second in Saturday's 2-1 win over Reading.

"I think Cameron is a great impact player for us when the game is stretched and people are starting to get tired," Pulis argued.

"His pace and power is fantastic and, as a centre-half, he's a player you wouldn't want to see coming off the bench."