Mark Lawrenson offers Stoke City striker Peter Crouch advice on his future

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Mark Lawrenson has had his say on Stoke City striker Peter Crouch's future and it could interest the likes of Sunderland, Newcastle United and Aston Villa.

Crouch has been a bit part player for Stoke this season with manager Mark Hughes spoilt for choice in the striking department.

The likes of Marko Arnautovic, Xherdan Shaqiri and Bojan have been in scintilating form for the Potters as Stoke challenge for a place in Europe this season.

That has consigned Crouch to the bench for most of the season and he has made just three Premier League appearances for Stoke.

But the former England international got his chance in the FA Cup clash against Doncaster at the weekend and took it with both hands scoring and having a big hand in the second goals in a 2-1 victory.

'I bet they get a few phone calls'

And speaking on Match of the Day, BBC pundit Lawrenson has offered Crouch some advice on his future.

"He hasn't started that many games," Lawrenson told MOTD.

"What is he now 34? But he certainly knows where the goal is.

"The transfer window (is open), he's always scored in the Premier League and all those teams down towards the bottom... I bet they get a few phone calls asking about Peter Crouch."

Goals and experience could prove vital for relegation candidates

If crouch does leave Stoke in this window it will be the 13th move of his career.

It is a career that has seen him score 22 goals in 42 games for England and represent the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Queens Park Rangers and Liverpool.

The likes of Aston Villa - who Crouch also played for between 2002 and 2004 - Norwich, where he spent time on loan in 2003, Newcastle and Sunderland could all be interested as they bid for Premier League survival.

His goal record and experience could prove vital to one of those sides as we enter the business end of the season.

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