West Ham assistant manager Neil McDonald has said that stock Andy Carroll will be relishing the prospect of facing his former teammates when Newcastle United visit West Ham during the weekend. Newcastle come into the match on the back of a 6-0 thrashing at the hands of Liverpool during last weekend.
One of the highlighted aspects of the defeat was the poor nature of defending from the Newcastle players, who were all over the place. There was no organisation in the defence, which was duly punished by Liverpool.
Andy Carroll has proved that he is second to none when it comes to being unstoppable in the air. He has punished several defences when the ball is put into the penalty box. He was recently responsible for Manchester United conceding two goals in the Premier league. McDonald has revealed that Carroll cannot wait for the match this weekend, as he is very confident of scoring. The former Newcastle striker may not have scored a lot of goals since his loan move to West Ham at the start of the season, but he has been instrumental to the way of playing under Sam Allardyce. He has managed to score just seven goals in 21 appearances for West Ham this season.
“He is a forward and wants to score goals so I imagine he will be licking his lips after their performance against Liverpool last week. He is bound to find it strange because this is the club where he grew up and came through the ranks. That won’t stop him trying to do his best for the team and he is fully committed to West Ham. He will be desperate to score and keep up his fine run of form,” said Carroll. There have also been calls for the 24-year-old to be included in the England squad once again.
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West Ham United have been boosted by the news that the striker Andy Carroll could be back from injury sooner than expected. The Liverpool striker moved to the club on a season long loan deal, but he has played very little for the club due to a number of injury problems. The player has made only 10 appearances in the first half of the season, while he has just one goal to his name. However, the West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has been extremely supportive of him by saying that his presence has made it easy for the other players to score goals.
In his absence, West Ham United have suffered a very bad run of form that has seen them slip into the bottom half of the table. West Ham United have not managed a victory in the Premier league since the 2-1 win over Norwich in the start of January, while they have just two victories for the last two months. The striker was injured during the end of November, and since then their form has plummeted. Sam Allardyce has tried to make some changes to the squad by bringing in the Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh on a loan deal, but he has yet to make an impression.
“It’s about him proving to himself and helping us by scoring more goals and producing performances we can get excited about. He’s good in the air and getting between defenders from crosses. We can provide the materials and ammunition for him to get a few goals,” said Allardyce ahead of the weekend’s match. The club will be having very important matches over the course of the next few weeks when they will be facing the likes of Fulham and Aston Villa. They are teams closer to them and beating them will be a great motivation.