CAMERON JEROME popped up with some crucial goals throughout his first season with Stoke City as he pressed hard for a regular place in the Club's starting line-up.
The England Under-21 international had to play second fiddle to Peter Crouch and Jonathan Walters for much of his first campaign at the Britannia Stadium after he completed his transfer deadline day move from Birmingham City for an undisclosed fee.
Manager Tony Pulis had long been an admirer of Jerome’s talent, not least because he had enjoyed his visits to the Britannia Stadium prior to the move, scoring six times in four appearances during his spells with Birmingham and Cardiff City.
Although the Huddersfield-born striker had a brief spell with Middlesbrough in the formative stages of his career, it was with Cardiff that he sprung to prominence.
He scored 20 goals in the 2005-06 season to finish as the Welsh club’s leading scorer and that led to him making a £3 million move to St Andrews in 2006.
Jerome played a big part in the Blues gaining promotion to the Premier League in the 2006-07 campaign and he was a regular goalscorer over the next two seasons as they experienced fluctuating fortunes in the top-flight of English football.
He featured in the Birmingham side which got to the 2011 Carling Cup Final and his appearance as a substitute helped them to come storming back in the closing stages to record a memorable 2-1 victory over Arsenal at Wembley Stadium.
Following his transfer to the Potters, Jerome became the first player to score on his debut for the Club since Ryan Shawcross in 2007 and chose Dynamo Kiev as the setting in the Europa League Group Stage against the Ukrainian giants.