Search

Allardyce: Carroll not certain to start against Arsenal

17:12 04 October 2012

Andy Carroll. Photo credit: Stephen Pond/EMPICS

Andy Carroll. Photo credit: Stephen Pond/EMPICS

EMPICS Sport

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce says he is undecided as to whether Liverpool loanee Andy Carroll will start when the Hammers face Arsenal on Saturday.

Carroll made his return from a hamstring injury as a second half substitute in West Ham’s 2-1 victory over QPR on Monday.

The 23-year-old’s 18-minute cameo at Loftus Road was followed by an England call up from Roy Hodgson for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Poland.

Before joining up with his England team-mates, however, Allardyce wants Carroll to concentrate on Arsenal’s visit to Upton Park on Saturday.

“I think that Andy needs to focus on being in the squad for the Arsenal game,” said Allardyce.

Although Carroll is widely expected to replace Carlton Cole up front, Allardyce insists he has yet to make a decision.

“As yet I haven’t decided what part he’s going to play in it just yet.

“I’ll decide that once we’ve assessed everybody in training today [Thursday].

“I’ll make that decision tomorrow and we’ll take it from there.”

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Hampstead & Highgate Sports News

Yesterday, 13:25

Arsenal’s latest financial results published this week show a record high of £110.5m spent on players – with a 20 per cent rise in turnover to £191.1m from £158.1m for the six months to the end of November 2016. Layth Yousif MBA studies the results so you don’t have to...

Yesterday, 07:56

The editor of long-running Arsenal fanzine The Gooner has revealed it is to close its print version.

Fri, 20:09

The first in an occasional series of Q&As with Arsenal fans. To kick it off we have Kevin Whitcher, editor of the The Gooner fanzine which been published continuously since the 1980s. Read on for his views...

Fri, 12:30

Mauricio Pochettino may have found a solution to Spurs’ previous woes at the national stadium

Fri, 10:26

Saracens’ Owen Farrell will reach a milestone for England after being selected to face Italy at Twickenham in the Six Nations – and there’s good news for another Saracens star.

Fri, 10:15

Nick Compton has agreed a deal to stay at Middlesex County Cricket Club for the next two seasons.

Fri, 09:53

Wealdstone have swooped for former Wycombe Wanderers and Bolton Wanderers left-back Ryan Sellers from Wingate & Finchley.

Thu, 23:10

Dane Eriksen disappointed with Europa League exit

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read Hampstead & Highgate sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now