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Stoke's Crouch resigned to England career being over

Stoke City striker Peter Crouch has said that he "does not carry much hope" of playing for England again, reports BBC Sport. Crouch has not featured for his country since November 2010 and was not in the squad that travelled to Montenegro.

When asked if Wayne Rooney's ban would increase his chances of selection, he told BBC Radio Stoke: "I wouldn't say so, I don't carry much hope.

"I go into each game with Stoke to play as well as I can and if the England call comes, that would be fantastic."

The 30-year-old continued: "I've felt like I've always done well for England and I feel like I've been doing well for Stoke, so of course it's disappointing [not to be selected in the England squad].

"I'll get on with playing for Stoke because I'm really enjoying it. If the call comes then great, but if not, I'm happy where I am."

Crouch has scored twice in six appearances for the Potters since his record £10m move from Tottenham on transfer deadline day.

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