Ian Holloway hails 'brilliant' Jonathan Walters

Holloway hails 'brilliant' Walters
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Ian Holloway says that Jonathan Walters is a 'credit to Stoke City' after he scored twice in their 4-1 win over Crystal Palace.

Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway has heaped praised on Stoke City striker Jonathan Walters for his performance during their FA Cup replay on Tuesday.

The Republic of Ireland international endured a horror performance against Chelsea at the weekend, where he netted two own goals before missing a penalty in their 4-0 defeat at the Britannia Stadium.

However, the 29-year-old scored twice during the Potters' 4-1 win over the Championship side in their third-round replay, and Holloway believes that Walters personifies the ethos of the Premier League outfit.

"I think [Stoke boss] Tony Pulis has done a fantastic job," Holloway said. "I think his team are honest, hard-working and never stop, and Jon Walters just sums all that up for me.

"You see what he did on Saturday, but today you wouldn't have known he ever dreamed of making a mistake.

"He is a wonderful fella, a brilliant player and a credit to Stoke."

Stoke travel to Swansea City in their next match on Saturday.

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