Stoke City striker Peter Crouch holds no grudge against Fabricio Coloccini ahead of their clash with Newcastle United.

Crouch has cleared the Argentinian of any blame after watching a tape of the aerial clash which cost him three front teeth during Stoke's 2-1 victory over Newcastle in November.

He told The Sentinel: "As you can see from when I clobbered him in the face, that wasn't meant either.

"I felt so guilty after and went in to apologise because I know what it feels like.

"And I certainly don't attach any blame to Coloccini.

"My nose was a bit wonky at Liverpool and I had it put right after a knock - and my teeth weren't ideal until I had them knocked out and repaired - so I'm slowly improving as I get older!"