Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has claimed that he would love to see Andy Carroll back in a Black and White shirt next season after his unsuccessful time at Liverpool, as reported by the Telegraph.

Carroll will line up against Pardew’s side at St James’ Park today as West Ham visit the North East, but without a goal yet for the East London side, Pardew feels Carroll simply misses his home town.

“He’s a Geordie and I think he misses the city. This is his home and at some point I hope he does come back here.

“Whether that’s in my time, I don’t know.

“I like him and I liked working with him. He was brilliant for me.

“I thought there was a possibility of it happening in the summer. He brings something different to the table and we could do with another striker. We were right in there, but we weren’t able to get it done.”

Sam Allardyce and Kevin Nolan also return to the North East for the first time since their acrimonious departures and Pardew will manage against his former employers West Ham too.

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