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.