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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