West Ham United are heading into the second half of the season fully in the knowledge that they have a chance to show everyone that they are not just a flash in the pan – and they can actually go the distance and finish in the top six.
The Hammers have every chance to do that – and the return to fitness and now form of Andy Carroll is a huge boost for Sam Allardyce and it could well be the big centre forward who makes the difference come the end of the season.
Much maligned at times, we are big Carroll fans and here are five reasons we think he could well be vital to the Hammers come the end of the season.
Click on Carroll himself to see just why we think he can do the business for West Ham in the second half of the season.
West Ham fans. How well do you think Carroll will do this season? Will he manage to lead you to a top six place? Let know your thoughts below, become a guest blogger or tweet us @LaFootyettes.