Stoke City striker Peter Crouch says he's benefitting from the club's summer transfer policy.

Crouch believes he has been helped by manager Tony Pulis' summer strengthening, which saw the likes of winger Michael Kightly and midfielder Charlie Adam added to the ranks.

"I thrive on crosses and people getting the ball into the box; we do that very well," he said.

"But that's not to say we haven't got quality. I think we have some quality players and we can play as well now.

"I think at the Britannia this season we will certainly be a force," he told The Sentinel.