West Ham United will be looking to get as many points as possible in their final few games of the season – however, fans in the Transfer Tavern may have to watch their team do it without one of their man men.
And that’s because The Guardian are reporting some potentially significant news in that striker Andy Carroll could be left out of the squad for their huge match with Leicester City at the weekend, following a row he had with manager David Moyes during a training session earlier this week.
This could be the latest set-back between the pair, with the forward deciding to leave the substitute’s bench early in their 4-1 defeat against Manchester City as he was not included in the triple substitution that the Scot had made.
Carroll refused to apologise for his actions, infuriating his manager further, and was subsequently sent home from the training ground for his behaviour. As such, Moyes is thought to be considering leaving the England striker out of the rest of the remaining fixtures, and would be backed by other squad members with others reportedly in agreement with the Scot.
And this news is particularly significant given that West Ham are arguably a much better side with Carroll, and as such would surely have a greater chance of survival with the 29-year-old in the team.
Yet it looks like Moyes could stick to his guns and decide against selecting the striker this weekend.
Landlord’s Verdict: The West Ham fans in the Tavern will be disappointed with the reaction of Carroll and his refusal to apologise for what he had done during their heavy defeat last weekend.
Punters will be hoping his actions do not have an effect on the squad though, and will be looking for the Hammers to fight hard for survival without him.
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