Stoke striker Crouch not giving up on England dream

Stoke City striker Peter Crouch hopes his wonder goal against Manchester City gets him back in front of England's selectors.

Stoke City striker Peter Crouch hopes his wonder goal against Manchester City gets him back in front of England's selectors.

The 31-year-old has not played for England since scoring against France in November 2010 after falling out of favour with former manager Fabio Capello.

Crouch told BBC Sport: "I knew right from the start when I signed for Stoke that, if I was playing well and scoring goals, I would have a chance of being involved in the England set-up.

"There is huge competition in the summer. I have been fortunate enough to play in two World Cups and 42 times for my country.

"I know if I am working hard and playing well I will get a chance and hopefully I will grab it with both hands."

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