Stoke City striker Peter Crouch has enjoyed his first week of training under new manager Mark Hughes.

Crouch, who has bagged 22 goals since his £10m move from Tottenham Hotspur two years ago, said he was genuinely enthused by the Potters' prospects in the future.

"If this week is anything to go by, I think there will be a big improvement and hopefully we will push on and challenge the top 10. And if we can achieve that, it's something to build on from there," he said.

"I genuinely believe in the future of this club. When I came, I thought it would be the start of something big and I do think there's more to achieve here."