Stoke City striker Peter Crouch isn't giving up on an England recall.

Crouch insists he still has his fingers crossed for an international return after West Ham's Andy Carroll was preferred to him.

It came despite Crouch, who has 22 goals in 42 ­England games, having ­netted five times in eight ­Potters games.

He said: "I will continue to do as well as I can for Stoke, and if anything else happens, then great."