By Emma Sanders

Peter Crouch delivered a message on Twitter ahead of his trip to Wembley to watch England take on Scotland in their World Cup qualifier.

The Stoke City striker referred to his absence from the England squad, claiming it had been a while since he was last at the stadium.

Crouch last represented England in an international friendly against France in November 2010 when they suffered a 2-1 defeat despite Crouch scoring during a late five minute substitute cameo.

The former Tottenham and Liverpool striker has an impressive international record, though he was never considered one of the best forwards in the country.

His tall figure gave him an aerial advantage and Crouch got on the end of a number of crosses during his international career as he netted 22 goals in 42 England senior appearances.

While at Tottenham, Crouch formed a terrific partnership with Jermain Defoe in 2010 and scored 12 goals in 42 league starts before making the £9.6 million switch to Stoke City.

The 35 year-old returned to White Hart Lane after a fairly good Anfield career where he netted a 22 goals in 85 league appearances for the Reds before eventually re-joining Spurs in 2009 for £8.9 million.

In other Tottenham news, fans react on Twitter as Daniel Sturridge is expected to start ahead of Harry Kane in England’s clash against Scotland.