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‘How To Become A Journeyman’ by Cameron Jerome

It appears Cameron Jerome is set to follow the fine tradition, led by the likes of Robert Earnshw and Marcus Bent, of being a striker a bit too good for the Championship, but not quiet good enough for the regular Premiership games.

Jerome is a new signing at Stoke, having joined in the summer for £4 million, but he has struggled to break ahead of in form Crouch in to the first team.

It appear Jerome is a man of little patience and is already plotting his summer move away. He told The Mirror “I keep saying, ‘I’ll just work harder and get on with it,’ but there comes a point where you wonder if you’ll ever get in the team.”

“I don’t know what I have to do to get a consistent run. The manager says I train well, and every time I come on I make an impact with goals or assists.

“But when it comes to the following Saturday, I don’t seem to get a game.”

He added: “I’ve not knocked on the manager’s door, but there will be a time when I get frustrated and have to sit down with him and assess things.”

Is Jerome giving up too soon, or did Pulis mishandle the matter. The Stoke dressing room has been pretty loyal in the past, but in recent months Pulis has had problems with Pennant, and Fuller (not to mention the Beattie head-butt of a few years ago).

Will any other Prem teams take a gamble on a Jerome, who has never really scored big in the Prem? I’m sure on of the promoted teams may be interested, but Stoke may be unlikely to reclaim their £4 million.

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