Three reasons Southampton should re-sign Peter Crouch in January

Stoke City striker Peter Crouch set a Premier League record for the number of substitute appearances by a player after coming off of the bench against Brighton and Hove Albion on Monday night.

The 36-year-old once again was asked by manager Mark Hughes to make an impact from there rather than the beginning of the match, and he has failed to start any of the Potters’ 12 top flight matches this season.

Despite that, the centre-forward has still shown the impact he can make by being their joint-top marksman with three goals, and with his contract due to expire next summer and no new one on the table yet he could be set to leave the Britannia Stadium during the January transfer window.

Meanwhile, under pressure Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino will be looking to strengthen his attacking options in the New Year with his team netting just nine league goals so far this term, and re-signing Crouch – who played for the south coast outfit in the 2004/05 campaign – could prove to be a shrewd move.

Here are three reasons Southampton should re-sign Crouch in January…