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Stoke boss Pulis: Crouch deserves England call ahead of Liverpool's Carroll

Stoke City boss Tony Pulis says Peter Crouch deserves to go with England to the Euros.

Pulis says Crouch deserves selection ahead of Liverpool striker Andy Carroll.

He said: "I'm just hoping and praying Peter's selected. I think he should be.

"Forget everything else, look at his record at international level. If you're Roy Hodgson you have to take into account the players who have done well in international games.

"Roy will do what he has to do but Crouchy off the bench is a game changer and in big tournaments you need game changers.

"He's experienced, he's been there, seen it and done it before.

"Andy Carroll's time will come but Crouchy is the one for me this summer.

"I'll be really disappointed if he doesn't get selected after the season he's had for us."

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