Stoke midfielder Dean Whitehead believes there are few strikers in the top flight better than Peter Crouch at the moment.

Crouch headed home the winner from Jermaine Pennant's free-kick in the Potters' 2-1 home victory over Wolves on Saturday, following his wonder strike against Manchester City in the previous game at the Britannia Stadium. Several pundits have said the 31-year-old forward should be given an England recall in time for Euro 2012.

"When you give players like Crouchy that sort of quality, they are going to score goals. He has scored quite a few recently, and I really don't think there are many better than him in the league at the moment," Whitehead told

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