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Peter Crouch can reach 100 club, says Hughes

Crouch has been successful since his move to Stoke (©GettyImages)
Crouch has been successful since his move to Stoke (©GettyImages).

Peter Crouch will be able to score 100 goals and join the elite players to do so in the Premier League, according to his boss Mark Hughes.

The England striker has scored 86 goals in his Premier League career and Hughes reckons he can go on to reach the landmark.

As reported by ITV.com, Hughes said: "He's playing exceptionally well at the moment. He did really well against Southampton, got a goal, and again against Swansea. 

"He's an experienced player and 86 Premier League goals takes some doing. That show the quality of striker Peter is. As his strength is his ability in the air and to bring other people into the game, so you have to play the right way to get the best out of him.

"Now he's got more support around him which is going to help him and us."

The support comes in the form of Peter Odemwingie, who moved on transfer deadline day, Marko Arnautovic and Oussama Assaidi. Charlie Adam and Jonathon Walters have also benefitted from Hughes changing his playing style.

Crouch currently has eight goals for the Potters this season, with six of those coming in the league. His best goalscoring season was in 2004-05 with Southampton where he bagged 12 league goals.

Crouch could become the 25th player to reach the milestone alongside footballing greats such as Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry and Andrew Cole.

Only Emmanuel Adebayor and Fernando Torres can achieve the landmark before Crouch. The last player to reach 100 goals was Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, in October 2013.

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