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The striker has declared that he is happy with his new club's progress after moving from Tottenham and still harbours hopes of playing for England again

Peter Crouch feels that joining Stoke City on transfer deadline day for a club record of £10 million was the correct decision, and is hoping that his form can earn him a call-up to the England squad.

The striker suffered from a lack of games at Tottenham as he failed to stay in Harry Redknapp’s starting XI, but since his move he has impressed bagging important goals for his new club.

Stoke have taken points from the Premier League’s elite this season, drawing with Chelsea, beating Liverpool and earning a draw against Manchester United thanks to the England man's header, although they have had disappointing defeats at the hands of Sunderland and Swansea.

Crouch told Sky Sports News: "We've played Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United and got five points out of those games.

"We've still got a lot of teams to play at the Britannia and, while to lose a couple away from home has been frustrating, I feel I have joined a really good club, a club on the up."

After netting once in the Premier League and getting another in the Europa League for his new club, Crouch is looking to develop his own game at the Britannia Stadium.

During his time on the bench at White Hart Lane, Crouch has seen himself also falling out of favour with the national side, although he claims he is only concentrating on impressing Stoke manager Tony Pulis.

“You obviously want to get the first one [goal] out the way early, which I've done,” he said.

"I go into each game with Stoke to play as well as I can and if the England call comes, that would be fantastic.

"I've felt like I've always done well for England and I feel like I've been doing well for Stoke, so of course it's disappointing [not to be selected in the England squad].

"I'll get on with playing for Stoke because I'm really enjoying it. If the call comes then great, but if not, I'm happy where I am."