“I want to be playing a bit more than I was last year”
Crouch, 35, is in the final year of his contract with Stoke and has become a summer target for relegated Newcastle.
He said: ”This will be my sixth season here and I love it. I don’t want to move anywhere, but it was frustrating last season and I found it very difficult just watching on the sidelines.
“I didn’t start as many games as I would have liked, but that’s life.