West Ham’s Andy Carroll could be used more from the bench this season

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce previously revealed that returning striker Andy Carroll won’t be rushed back to the starting eleven, fuelling rumours that the England international may be forced to be an impact player for the majority of the season, reports the Guardian.

We must not think he is ready. It is about me having a firm strength of mind and saying, ‘You are in pre-season. If I put you on any quicker and you get injured again, then it will be my fault, not yours.’ I am not willing to do that because the squad we have is working fantastically well,” said Allardyce.

Carroll faces a difficult task to get back into the reckoning in attack due to the form of Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho, but the former Newcastle & Liverpool striker does look a threat brought off the bench when the Hammers are chasing a goal. As a result, Carroll could be forced to bide his time for chances.

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