Stoke striker Crouch determined to face West Brom

Stoke City striker Peter Crouch hopes to face West Bromwich Albion.

Stoke City striker Peter Crouch hopes to face West Bromwich Albion.

The 6ft 7in striker had two more teeth knocked into his gums by Fabricio Coloccini’s flailing arm. Crouch, 31, saw a dentist yesterday and will need surgery once the injury settles down.

Potters boss Tony Pulis said: “The plan is to have a brace to keep it all in place — a bit like a gumshield.

“But given the chance, I think he’ll put himself up. It typifies what we are about as a club.”

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