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.
The West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has said that he is happy with the behaviour of the England international and the Liverpool striker Andy Carroll, who is currently on loan at the club till the end of the season. The 23-year-old former Newcastle United striker has been regarded as a major flop following his £ 35 million move to Liverpool. He has been trying to revive his form back by making the loan move to West Ham. Even though he has been struck by injury problems during his time at West Ham, he has been instrumental in helping the club get into the top half of the table.
However, he was recently injured and Allardyce said that the injury would keep him out for up to 8 weeks. In the meantime, he has been caught on an issue involving him and the paparazzi photographer, which has left him arrested by the police. He has been causing a lot of negative publicity is making the move to West Ham, but the manager Allardyce is not concerned about the negative press. He has said that Andy Carroll has been fantastic for the club is making a loan deal to London. It is expected that West Ham will try and make the move permanent in the summer.
“I’ve got the details, all the statements. I suppose, at the moment, if there’s still an investigation going on, I think I can’t comment too far on it apart from the fact that all I know is it was a huge aggravation by a photographer who became a pest. I’m happy Andy and all the lads conducted themselves in the right manner. They [the players] enjoyed themselves like they should do and it’s built, again, another fantastic spirit in the team,” said Allardyce.
The West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has said that he does not think the referees provide enough protection to players like Andy Carroll. The Liverpool striker is currently on loan at West Ham United till the end of the season. He has had a major influence in his first few matches for the club. He is expected to be the major influence when it comes to West Ham United finishing in the top half of the table and struggling against relegation. However, he has been fouled a lot in the last few matches, and Sam Allardyce has called for some protection to his player.
The former Newcastle United striker has not yet scored for West Ham United, but his towering presence has been enough to help the club score through other players. One of the reasons for him yet to get off the mark has been the constant fouls he has been subjected to according to the manager. He has said that the opposition unable to deal with the power and presence of the player, and constantly foul him. However, referees do not provide him with support because he is extremely physical in his appearance at six-foot three.
“Referees aren’t giving him enough free kicks when he is manhandled by central defenders who, let’s face it, are having a difficult job coping with the quality that he’s got. Because he is six-foot-three, they don’t give the free kicks they would perhaps give to a five-foot-two player. Perhaps it’s a subconscious thing. Andy knows all that. He’s been there and has to be patient with it,” said Sam Allardyce, whose side lost 2-1 against Wigan during the weekend. Despite this loss, they still stay in the top half of the table after having been promoted from the Championship in the summer.
West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has said that it is highly unlikely that the striker Andy Carroll will be back to first-team action before mid-October. The striker made his debut for the team after completing his loan move from Liverpool in the match against Fulham.
The 3-0 win also saw Andy Carroll injured and had to be taken off. This was a very big disappointment for the manager Sam Allardyce, who had waited patiently for the arrival of the striker. Eventually, he was brought to Upton Park on a season-long loan deal on the final day of the transfer window.
Now, he will miss the crucial matches for the England national team in the World Cup qualifying campaign, while he is also set to miss many matches for West Ham United. The 23-year-old striker has been out of favour at Liverpool under Kenny Dalglish. He was expected to get back to first-team action after the end of the international break, but the West Ham United manager has confirmed that he will not be rushing back striker in the hope of getting the club out of the relegation zone. It is expected that Sam Allardyce will make a permanent move for the striker at the end of his loan deal.
“The next window of international break comes on October 6, so if he’s fit before then we’ll have done a magnificent job, but I probably don’t think so. I think it will be after that. If the lads do the job they’ve started to do then it won’t be too desperate to rush him straight back. He’s not had a lot of pre-season because of the European Championships and he didn’t have a lot of football at Liverpool. We’ve got to be very careful that we don’t rush it too much and the hamstring might reoccur,” said Allardyce.
The former manager of Newcastle United, Kevin Keegan, has said that Liverpool should not place Andy Carroll on loan to Newcastle United. According to the reports, the new manager of Liverpool, Brendon Rodgers, is planning to place Carroll on loan. Keegan said that Carroll is a very important member of the Liverpool side and he is very surprised to know that Rodgers doesn’t need Carroll for the upcoming season. As per Keegan, it’s true that Carroll hasn’t played according to his talent in the last two seasons, but, this doesn’t been that he is not valuable for Liverpool anymore.
Carroll had joined Liverpool in January 2011. He played his first match for Liverpool against Manchester united in March 2011.His first goal for Liverpool was against Manchester city. Carroll had been given regular opportunities to play in the first team, but, he failed to make a mark. In the last season, he scored some goals, but, he was certainly not at his best. Liverpool had bought Carroll from Newcastle United after paying 35 million pounds which is a huge amount. But, Carroll hasn’t been able to prove his worth in the team yet. Many experts have said that they are not surprised with Rodger’s decision of placing Carroll on loan. But, Keegan’s opinion is a bit different. He said that, Liverpool hasn’t had many strikers in their squad. Carroll is one of their main strikers and it would not be sensible if Rodgers decides to go into the upcoming season without one of his key strikers.
Carroll himself doesn’t want to play for his former club on loan. He said that he loves to play for Liverpool and he does not want to play for any other club in the upcoming season. As per Carroll, he wants to prove his utility in the Liverpool side and he would like to continue playing for Liverpool in the 2012-13 season.