West Ham supporters have been pretty buoyant in the Transfer Tavern in the last week or so after seeing their team secure a vital 2-0 win over Watford in their previous Premier League encounter, a result which moved them up to 12th in the table.
David Moyes’ men went into their meeting with the Hornets off the back of losing 3-1 at fellow strugglers Brighton in their preceding clash, a result which brought to an end the Hammers’ six-match unbeaten run in the league. Yet the East London outfit got back to winning ways at the London Stadium last time out as goals from Javier Hernandez and Marko Arnautovic sealed a routine victory for Moyes’ side, thus moving them four points clear of danger and up to 12th in the division.
Consequently, there have been many happy West Ham fans in the Tavern in recent times, and they are likely to be further encouraged by a recent tweet from co-chairman David Gold, which suggests that striker Andy Carroll may return to action before the conclusion of the current campaign.
The 29-year-old made the permanent move to East London back in 2013 after enjoying a decent loan spell there the season before, but has since gone on to make just 128 appearances for the club, with injuries significantly thwarting his progress.
And the England international hasn’t featured for Moyes’ side since coming on as a substitute in their 1-1 draw with Tottenham back in January due to an ankle problem, with concerns among our resident Hammers fans that the forward may miss the rest of the season.
Yet the club’s co-chairman Gold has delivered a potentially big boost to West Ham fans on Twitter, stating that Carroll may well return before the end of the season.
Information. Andy Carroll could be back before the end of the season. dg https://t.co/tVZPfrVPXR
— David Gold (@davidgold) February 20, 2018
And with the Premier League relegation battle likely to go down to the final few games of the campaign, having Carroll back before the season is out could turn out to be a massive boost for manager Moyes and indeed the club in their bid to avoid the drop.
Landlord’s verdict: There’s no doubting Andy Carroll’s ability as a striker, but the 29-year-old’s persistent injury troubles have significantly thwarted his career.
And the forward is currently out injured with an ankle problem that has seen him miss each of West Ham’s last five matches, and looked set to keep him out for the remainder of the season.
Yet Hammers co-chairman David Gold has detailed a potentially big injury boost by suggesting that Carroll could be back before the conclusion of the campaign, thus possibly playing a part in their bid to avoid relegation.
And with things likely to go down to the wire, the England international may still yet have a key part to play in West Ham’s fortunes this season.
West Ham fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!