Football - Pulis: Jerome has super-sub role - for now

Stoke boss Tony Pulis believes Cameron Jerome should be kept as an impact player despite his winning goal against Reading on Saturday.

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The 26-year-old striker came off the bench to fire his fourth goal as a substitute in the 2-1 win, but Pulis remains adamant there is not a place for him in the Potters starting XI.

He told The Sentinel: "I think Cameron is a great impact player for us when the game is stretched and people are starting to get tired.

"His pace and power is fantastic and, as a centre-half, he's a player you wouldn't want to see coming off the bench."

But Pulis admitted Jerome may be feeling frustrated at his lack of starts in the Barclays Premier League.

Jerome has started only eight league games and made 29 appearances from the bench during his 18-month stint at Stoke, however Pulis said there is no problem in the dressing room.

The Potters boss added: "His attitude is fantastic. He doesn't sulk, he just gets on with it. You show me a player who thinks he shouldn't start and I'll show you a player who shouldn't be playing."

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