Stoke boss Pulis proud of Shawcross England selection

Stoke City boss Tony Pulis is delighted with Ryan Shawcross' selection for England.

Potters skipper Shawcross is in line to become the first Stoke player to represent the Three Lions since Mark Chamberlain played against Finland in October 1984.

He said: “As a city and a club, we’re delighted for Ryan.

“He’s a role model on and off the pitch. But we’ve been a bit disappointed over the last couple of years that one or two others haven’t got that recognition. Matt Etherington should have been playing for England at some point.

“And we’re disappointed that Peter Crouch has not been selected. Crouchy was the first one to go up to Ryan and congratulate him — that speaks volumes.

“But Roy Hodgson has a very difficult job. He has to pick the side he thinks is good enough.”

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