Hammers gaffer hopeful over striker’s status.
West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce is hopeful that he will soon be given a date for Andy Carroll’s return as the striker still struggles to overcome a heel injury, the Daily Star reports.
Carroll completed his permanent move to Upton Park this summer for a club record £15m fee from Liverpool but he has yet to feature for the club after aggravating the injury over the course of the previous season’s closing weeks.
And now the Hammers manager revealed that his star striker is improving as the weeks go on as he bids for a return before the end of the year.
“He’s still in Belgium and improving week by week,” Allardyce told the club’s official website.
“We hope to speak to the specialist on Monday and hopefully he’ll be able to give us a date of when he’ll be back with us. It’s very important that we get him back as quick as we can.
“Andy is the main man we bought in the summer to be our leader on the front line, once he gets fit and up and running again he will not only score goals but also create opportunities for lots of other players to score goals.”
Carroll bagged seven goals whilst on loan at West Ham last season, and they could have used his presence again this weekend as they failed to capitalise on their 3-0 victory over Spurs by slumping to a 3-1 defeat to Manchester City.