Allardyce: Let’s keep Carroll

Sam Allardyce would like to see Andy Carroll’s loan agreement at
West Ham United made permanent at the end of the season.

Carroll arrived at Upton Park last summer on a deal from
Liverpool which dictated that he would spend the entire 2012/13
campaign in the capital.

He has struggled with injury and form at times with the Hammers,
but has been firing on all cylinders again of late and netted a
crucial double in a 3-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion on
Saturday.

Allardyce had called on his strikers to start delivering prior
to that fixture, and he has now revealed that he is hoping to wrap
up a deal for Carroll when the transfer window re-opens.

He said: “Would I like him here next season? The answer is
yes.

“But there are a lot of things that need to be done. We will
look at that at the end of the season. There is always a
possibility.

“Andy showed today that he is not just a threat in the air, but
is very good on the ground as well. His volleyed goal was fantastic
technique.

“In fact, we scored three fantastic goals. I was delighted with
our display and it moves us closer to the 39 points that will make
us safe.”