Stoke City's Peter Crouch fears for England future

Stoke City striker Peter Crouch has said that he "does not carry much hope" of playing for England again.

Crouch has not featured for his country since November 2010 and was not in the squad that travelled to Montenegro.

When asked if Wayne Rooney's ban  would increase his chances of selection, he told BBC Radio Stoke : "I wouldn't say so, I don't carry much hope.

"I go into each game with Stoke to play as well as I can and if the England call comes, that would be fantastic."

The 30-year-old continued: "I've felt like I've always done well for England and I feel like I've been doing well for Stoke, so of course it's disappointing [not to be selected in the England squad].

"I'll get on with playing for Stoke because I'm really enjoying it. If the call comes then great, but if not, I'm happy where I am."

Crouch has scored twice in six appearances for the Potters since his record £10m move from Tottenham  on transfer deadline day.

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Crouch has started only 19 games for England, but has won caps while playing for four different clubs - Southampton, Liverpool, Portsmouth and Tottenham

The last of his 22 international goals and 42 appearances for the national team came as a substitute in a 2-1 friendly defeat by France  at Wembley in November 2010.

Since then, he has been selected in several squads by England coach Fabio Capello, but has not been called upon to play.

Rooney, who was sent off for kicking Miodrag Dzudovic in the 2-2 draw in Montenegro  , will find out the extent of his suspension on Thursday.

He is definitely banned for the first match of Euro 2012 and could see his ban extended by Uefa.