According to reports from The Daily Mail, Gareth Southgate will attend West Ham‘s Premier League clash with West Brom on Saturday, with two Englishmen particularly in his thoughts – Hammers duo Andy Carroll and Michail Antonio.
Antonio, although yet to claim his first cap for the England national team, has been on the fringes of the squad since the start of the season, called up frequently in the months since.
Carroll, on the other hand, hasn’t featured for the Three Lions since picking up his ninth cap all the way back in 2012, but his recent run of form has seemingly gained Southgate’s attention ahead of a friendly with Germany and a World Cup qualifier against Lithuania.
Indeed, the towering front-man has been phenomenal since returning from injury, netting four times in his last four outings and winning over ten aerial duels-per-match in the Premier League. But already 28-years-of-age and infamous for his injury problems, should Southgate’s focus be on younger alternatives?
We’re keen to hear your thoughts on Carroll’s England career and whether he should be involved in the next Three Lions squad, which will be announced in March. So – does Big Andy deserve a call-up?