Cameron Jerome says his equalising goal against Saints was the best he has ever scored.

The striker lashed in a fabulous 90th minute strike to make it 3-3.

He said: "There was one that Pete (Crouch) could have laid off to me before. I was kind of angry with him and that's why I smashed it so hard.

"I knew it had a chance. I thought it was going to go straight in without the bar, but when it hit the bar I thought it was going to come out. Luckily the spin took it back in.

"But the most important thing is the point. It keeps the unbeaten run going and keeps the momentum in the camp as well."

The goal is unlikely to be enough to earn Jerome a spot in the starting line-up, though, with Jonathan Walters and Jones currently Pulis' preferred strike pairing.

Jerome admits they let their standards slip against Southampton on the back of a great performance against Liverpool on Boxing Day, which earned them a 3-1 win.

The striker said: "We set our benchmark high against Liverpool on Wednesday. That was a tremendous performance but this was a little bit sloppy. The games come thick and fast over the Christmas period and we have to be a little bit sharper.

"We probably didn't show Southampton as much respect as we should have. This is the Premier League and there are some really good teams in it."

Jerome rated the goal as the best he had ever scored as he lashed the ball in off the underside of the bar with a ferocious strike.

Jerome has made only seven starts for the Potters in the Premier League since joining the club from Birmingham last summer, but he said: "I'll always keep working hard.

"If an opportunity comes I'll stick it away if I can. But we have a good squad at the minute. The manager chooses his team and you just have to accept that. You just have to go out and play your best for the team when you come on."