Jerome wants clarification on Stoke role

The Potters striker is disappointed at the lack of first team opportunities at the Britannia Stadium and is eager to discuss selection policy with Manager Tony Pulis
Stoke City striker Cameron Jerome has revealed his frustration with what he described as an 'unfair' selection policy at the club this season.

Jerome signed a four-year-deal with the Potters last August after joining from Birmingham City, but has found starting opportunities hard to come by in his debut season at the Britannia Stadium, making just 16 this season in all competitions.

The 25-year-old has still managed to make a fairly significant impression this year, and his goal in the 1-1 draw against Everton on Tuesday took his tally up to eight for the campaign.

"I think I've had a big impact this year," he told The Sentinel. "In the Europa League I have played most of the games and scored a few goals, and I have scored in the domestic cups.

"I have not been given a fair crack of the whip - what I think would be a fair run in the side.

"That's just my personal opinion.  I train hard and I see what goes on in training. The rotation policy has not been fair in my eyes, but that is the manager's decision."
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Potters' boss Tony Pulis has in the past described Jerome as "a great player to have on when then the game is stretched", but Jerome has made no secret of his unhappiness at spending so much time on the bench.

Jerome has yet to discuss the issue with Pulis, but insists that he will do so over the summer months.

He added: "I have not really not spoken to him about playing since I have been here. He picks the side and you just get on with it.

"As a player you work hard in training and try to break into the team I suppose, but it seems no matter what I do I can't get in. That's something I will have to address in the summer."