Pulis hails ‘tremendous’ Walters

Walters, 28, is likely to be on the bench on Tuesday when the

Republic face Armenia in their crucial final Euro 2012 qualifier,

where they need to avoid defeat to secure a play-off place. Former

Ipswich frontman Walters has won just two caps, making his debut

against Norway last year, but Pulis believes he is good enough to

go on to win many more. “We’re always pleased to see our lads

representing their country,” Pulis told The Sentinel. “Jon has been

a tremendous signing for us over the last 12 months and he can

definitely have a role to play for his country. “He has already

formed a good partnership with Peter Crouch for us, so that just

shows how well and how quickly he can adapt alongside other

players. “And I still think he can play wide as well as through the

middle, both for club and for country.”