WALTERS BACKS CROUCH

The Stoke city player Jon Walters has said that the team should be working hard in order to provide the former Tottenham and Liverpool striker Peter Crouch with the necessary chances if they are to score more goals this season.

Stoke city have struggled to score a lot of goals in the league this season. As a result, they are given the unwanted tag of being the draw specialists in the league. They have managed just one victory in the Premier league this season, despite having a potent strikeforce in the form of Peter Crouch. The 30-year-old England striker has an impressive record of scoring for numerous clubs over the years.

However, he has been goal shy in front of goal for Stoke city this season. Walters has said that it is the job of the team in order to work hard and supply him with chances so that he can score. The club has scored just eight goals in the 10 matches they have played in the league. This record is not good enough if the team wants to finish in the European position according to the player. Walters, Matthew Etherington, and Michael Kightly are the players supplying ammunition for Peter Crouch in the 4-5-1 formation.

“Sometimes Crouchy is left on his own up front, so he is battling against two centre-halves and a midfielder screening in front of him. It is very difficult. So as a team I think we can do better going forward and we are working on that. As a wide man, I am not going to do 10 step overs, drop a shoulder and take on three or four players. It is all about the three in midfield at the moment building through the pitch,” said Walters. Stoke will face an away trip to West Ham on Tuesday night.