The striker has been given good performances as a substitute this season and was able to score three Premier League goals off the bench.
The club also wants to show him his value as he is going to be given a new one-year contract.
However, the 36-year-old has not yet started a league game this season although boss Mark Hughes named Crouch in the team for last week’s defeat by Liverpool and kept his place with the victory over Swansea.
“I always felt I could still start games and hopefully I’ve proved that.
“It would be nice to have a little run now and stay in the team. That’s what I wanted and signing the contract was where I wanted to be as well.
“Hopefully, I’ve proved myself. I’ve run about and put myself around, so I’ve proved, having played two games in a week, that I’m fit enough to do things at this level. Hopefully, there’s a role for me.”
Crouch was crucial during their game against Swansea and created problems for their defence with the help of Mame Diouf.
“I enjoyed it, I really did. It was nice to have someone like Mame reading the flick-ons and up there to help.
“Myself and him have different attributes and it can really work. Invariably, I’ve played up front on my own and been isolated, so to have a partner up there was a welcome relief.”