England decide not to replace injured Carroll

England manager Roy Hodgson will not call up another striker to his squad to replace the injured West Ham front man Andy Carroll, the BBC has reported. The national team are due to play World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine.

Carroll, who moved to Upton Park on a year-long loan from Liverpool last week, made his Hammers debut in the 3-0 win over Fulham but had to be replaced before the final whistle. It was later confirmed the forward suffered a hamstring injury and so would not be able to feature for England in their next two matches, the first of which, away to Moldova, is on Friday evening.

Despite the loss of Carroll, however, Hodgson has declined to add a new face to his travelling party, with the BBC suggesting that Theo Walcott, who had originally been named as a midfielder, will instead be used in attack if necessary.

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