Peter Crouch believes Stoke City’s form against the Premier League's tougher opposition has given the squad the confidence needed to beat Manchester United on Saturday.
Tony Pulis's side's last four trips to United has seen them concede 13 goals in four losses, but the striker - who has notched four goals in seven Premier League games this season - believes the Potters’ recent form against the stronger teams in the league has given them cause for optimism heading into the game at Old Trafford.
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"Anfield is a tough place to go. So to get a point there is fantastic," Crouch told ESPN.
"We had chances to maybe nick it too, so it was a deserved point.
"The Chelsea game was frustrating because we felt we could have got something out of it. We got something at Liverpool. The bigger test will be at United but we are looking forward to it.”
The 31-year-old also noted the effect the fixture list has had on his side’s stuttering start to the season, and is ready to build on the positive results when they face the sides further down the league table.
He added: "We have had some tough games so far. So to get the points we have has been brilliant. It has given us a good foothold and confidence. We will look to improve on that when we get some easier fixtures."