West Ham’s Andy Carroll reflects on ‘great season’ amid injury setback
West Ham target Andy Carroll says he has had a "great season" on loan at the Hammers amid fresh injury woe for the striker
Andy Carroll believes he has had a “great season” with West Ham United despite an injury-hit campaign at Upton Park.
The 24-year-old has scored seven goals and made four assists in 24 appearances for the Hammers after moving to Upton Park on a season-long loan from Liverpool.
Carroll, who was forced to withdraw from Roy Hodgson’s England squad due to a heel injury on Monday, is being linked with a permanent switch to the east London outfit.
While the Three Lions star refused to shed any light on a potential move, he was glowing in his praise for Sam Allardyce’s side.
“I have enjoyed every minute of being here,” Carroll told the club’s website. “I have just tried to play my best in every match, score goals and keep myself fit once I got back from the injuries I had and then push on from there.
“I have worked hard to get myself back in the England squad, trying to play my best for West Ham, so I am really pleased about that. I just have to make sure I keep playing well to stay in there.
“I have had a great season here, really enjoyed being part of a great set of lads in the team, with the staff around us and the fans. Everyone has been so welcoming to me. This is a great club.”
The former Newcastle United striker is reportedly facing up to four months on the sidelines after suffering a heel injury in a 4-2 victory over Reading on Sunday.