Given almost half of Sam Allardyce’s time managing West Ham United has been whilst Andy Carroll was sat on the treatment table, you could be forgiven for thinking he knows exactly what to do now the forward is injured.
As with the majority of Carroll’s injuries, this one is not a niggle that will keep him out for a couple of weeks, but one that will see him miss the rest of the season and after the Hammers let Mauro Zarate and Ricardo Vaz Te leave during the January transfer window, their options are fairly limited.
With a push for the top six underway, there is no chance the club can just ride out the rest of the season and hope for the best – they need to win their games and give the fans something to shout about – and here are five options they can consider to make sure the goals keep coming.
Click on Enner Valencia to see who else we think Big Sam will now turn to up top.
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8 years ago
Would love to know who at the club gave the green light to offer Carroll the top wage we did after his loan season, when not One other club was even interested in him? why was he not told to prove he could keep himself fit and injury free first, the guy is a disaster, never seen any player fall down so many times in a match and be out of place when needed?
Of course the connection seems to be Sam and Nolan, and Carroll, both players were returned to first team duty after injury and have not proven themselves, the entertaining style we were playing was dropped just to accommodate the two? and look at the result since Christmas, also the lack of goals?