Stoke City boss Tony Pulis has no doubts Tottenham striker Peter Crouch has joined them for the long haul.

Pulis insists he has no concerns about the 30-year-old's commitment to his new club.

"Peter is a great lad and I think you're pigeon-holing someone just because their picture is in the paper," Pulis said. "He is a fantastic kid, very down to earth, and we are absolutely delighted to have him - and we'll have him as a footballer.

"What Peter does in his private life is up to him and he should be able to do what he wants to do within reason.

"As long as he comes along, trains well, works hard and then does it on a Saturday, we will be absolutely delighted."

He added: "I spoke to Peter and he is looking for property up here, and I think his wife was up looking with him."

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