West Ham’s Andy Carroll aims to continue goal-scoring run
West Ham striker Andy Carroll says he wants to continue his goal-scoring run when he faces former club Newcastle on Saturday
Andy Carroll says he wants to continue his goal-scoring run when West Ham United take on his former club Newcastle United at Upton Park on Saturday.
The England international, who is on a season-long loan from Liverpool, has scored four goals in his last six appearances, while also making three assists, to help fire the Hammers to Premier League safety.
With Carroll’s long-term future at Anfield still in doubt, the 24-year-old striker is concentrating on adding to his seven top-flight goals against the Magpies at the weekend.
“Getting another goal was good, really good, because that keeps the run [of goals] going for me,” Carroll told West Ham’s website.
“I want to be scoring for the team all the time, as many as I can, in every match if I can, so it was important to put that one in.”
Carroll is also anticipating a difficult game against Alan Pardew’s side, who are currently 17th in the Premier League table and fighting to cement their top-flight status.
“It will be a tough game, it is always difficult to play against them,” Carroll added.
“They probably haven’t had the season they wanted in terms of where they are in the league, but can still be a force and I am just looking forward to playing them.
“We did have a great result up there back in November, Kev got the goal. And we are playing really well at home and getting the results here, so we will definitely be looking to keep that going at the weekend as we feel confident.
“We went into Saturday’s game on the back of five games unbeaten so it is always disappointing when a run like that is broken.
“But as I said, we are confident at home and it is all about making sure we finish the season in the strongest way possible and we will be trying to do that again with another good result at home on Saturday.”