Peter Crouch praised by Stoke City boss Tony Pulis after two goals against Swansea

Tony Pulis: Quick to praise prolific striker Peter Crouch

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Tony Pulis has hailed Peter Crouch as "unplayable" after the Stoke striker's latest scoring exploits.

The 31-year-old grabbed both goals in the Potters' 2-0 win over Swansea City to bring his Premier League tally for the season to four, but he is unlikely to feature in Roy Hodgson's next England squad.

Crouch declined to be on the stand-by list for Euro 2012, leading Hodgson to recently state he would only select the striker on merit whenever he names a 23-man squad.

Stoke's 12-game run without a win the Premier League came to an end thanks to Crouch's goals, but Pulis refused to be drawn on whether his player's form warranted an England call-up.

"Roy has a lot of experience and it's up to him," said Pulis "The last thing I want to do is to tell him who he should pick.

"All I know is that Crouch was unplayable in the first half. I am just disappointed he didn't score with his header in the second half to give him his hat-trick. I just wish he was Welsh."

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