Experienced English striker Andy Carroll scored his first goal for Reading on the occasion of his first start to help his team come from behind to beat hosts Swansea City 3-2 in an English Championship clash played on Saturday.

Swansea City made a dream start to the game when Jamie Paterson scored in the third minute to edge the Welsh team 1-0 ahead, but the lead barely lasted for a minute before the impressive Tom Dele-Bashiru equalised for the Royals. Reading then took the lead for the first time in the game when Andy Carroll found the back of the net on the half hour mark for his first goal for the club.
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Andy Carroll has revealed that English Championship outfit Reading were interested in signing him during this summer’s transfer window.Carroll confirmed the Reading transfer interest in an exclusive interview with English publication The Athletic.

It was reported by several media outlets during the summer that Reading want to sign 6-foot-4 striker Andy Carroll on a free transfer following his release from Newcastle United. In the end, Carroll was unable to agree a deal to join the Royals as a free agent and it has been speculated that finance played a big part in the breakdown of talks between Carroll and Reading. Read more »


Veteran Premier League striker Andy Carroll has admitted that he finds it hard to understand why he did not have a successful stint at West Ham United and has also revealed that he would have loved to have a better career with the Hammers. The former Liverpool forward signed for the Hammers a long time ago but he was not able to make any significant impact at Upton Park, causing the fans of the club to ask the Hammers to let go of the player, questioning why they signed him in the first place. During his time at the club, Carroll failed to live up to expectations and became a shadow of his former self.

During his days as a Liverpool player, Carroll may not have been the best striker in the League but he was renowned for his ability to get behind the ball and get into positions that would allow him to make some reasonable runs before proceeding to find the back of the net. He was usually a problem for defenders back in the day and that was the reason he still managed to play for more than two clubs in the country’s top league.
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Bournemouth forward Josh King has been linked with a move to the Premier League this summer on the back of his unsuccessful loan spell at Merseyside outfit Everton. The Norwegian international joined the Toffees on loan in January and he didn’t score till the end of last season. King would be a free agent in a matter of hours and a free transfer move to sign for Newcastle United has been reported in the media.

Newcastle United are interested in signing King but a transfer could be dependent on the futures of both Andy Carroll and Dwight Gayle. Both Andy Carroll and ex-Crystal Palace star Gayle have new deals on the table. For Andy Carroll, the tall striker is in his second spell at St. James Park and he’s set to continue at the club after being offered a new contract with his current deal expiring this month. Gayle is also in the same situation though he has only had one spell with the Magpies.
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Premier League club Newcastle United are set to allow striker Andy Carroll to leave the club at the end of the season after failing to convince the club’s bosses that he can still be an integral part of the club’s setup. The veteran striker joined the Tyneside club on a free transfer at the end of last season but it has not turned out to be the sort of transfer that was expected and both the player and the club could part ways this summer.

Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce revealed during the unveiling of the former Liverpool striker that his experience would be needed at the club so the other strikers could learn from him in training and integrate his playing style into their game so they can improve their chances of becoming better Forwards in front of goal, but that has not been the case thus far.
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Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce has delivered a fresh injury report on three of his players, with the likes of Federico Fernandez, Ryan Fraser, and Andy Carroll being mentioned. The manager was questioned on why the three stars have all been missing from the squad recently, and he did well to hand their fitness reports out to journalists.

The three players have all been missing in action earlier in the month when they played out a 2-2 draw against Tottenham Hotspur. The Tyneside were at their footballing best as they held off a dangerous José Mourinho Tottenham side and they had to earn the draw after a remarkable performance. However, the three key players have not all returned to the squad since then, with concerns immediately directed to the fact that the season is coming to an end and they would be needing all their players to be fully fit.
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