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Crouch already talking up new Stoke deal

Peter Crouch hopes his current Stoke City deal isn't his last.

The striker put pen to paper on a contract extension with Stoke in January that will take him through to the summer of 2017.

And the holder of 42 England caps hopes to continue playing with the Potters beyond that.

"I feel the same as I did when I was 28 or 29," Crouch said. "I enjoy my football and with the way I play, I don't think how old you are affects it too much. If anything you get better because with more experience comes more knowledge.

"I've never been electric pace-wise, so I can't lose that. I'll just carry on doing what I've always done. Hopefully I have a good few years left in me yet.

"The club have been very good to me with giving me a couple of years more, and I feel very pleased to have signed - and I'd like to stay beyond that.

"I wasn't ready for the Premier League until I was about 23 or 24 - that's probably why I'm reaping the rewards of a longer career because I wasn't ready at a young age.

"Hopefully I can continue well into my 30s."

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