Swansea will warm up for their weekend meeting with the Potters with a long trip to Russia to take on Kuban Krasnodar tonight.
"It's not ideal preparation for Swansea travelling all that way," said Crouch.
"On the other hand, we'll be fresh and ready to put a performance in.
"It's a good opportunity for us and I personally think that some of our better displays have come away from home, so we can go there full of confidence."
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