Date: 10th January 2017 at 12:43pm
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Striker Peter Crouch yesterday evening penned a new deal at Stoke City keeping him with the club until the summer of 2018.

The 35 year old former England international was due to be out of contract at the end of this season but manager Mark Hughes and the club have tied him up for slightly longer.

Having scored twice in his last two Premier League outings the experienced and slightly vertically challenged player has taken his top flight tally to 98 goals and undoubtedly now he’ll reach the 100 club in his time at the Bet365 Stadium.

Speaking to the Official Website as the deal was announced chief executive Tony Scholes said briefly.

‘Peter still has a great deal to offer us as a player and we are pleased he has decided to extend his stay with us.’

Having joined us back in August 2011 for a then record fee of £10million, he has scored 49 times in 186 appearances since then.

Speaking himself after penning the contract extension, he said that game time had been a frustration but he was confident he still had plenty to offer the Potters when called upon and he’s confident he’ll justify the extra 12 month extension.

‘I’m really pleased to be staying at the Club; I’ve been here for a number of years now and I love it. I come in every day with a smile on my face and long may that continue.’

With game time being a known issue, he added.

‘Obviously I didn’t want to go anywhere, I just wanted to play. I was a little bit frustrated at not playing as many games as I’d like. That’s changed recently; I’ve played a few and really enjoyed it. I know that I can play and impact games at this level for a number of years yet so hopefully I can continue to do that.’

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