West Ham ace targets England recall

Andy Carroll, West Ham UnitedWest Ham striker Andy Carroll admits he is desperate to earn an England recall after scoring a brace against West Brom on Saturday.

Carroll, who is on loan from Liverpool, helped himself to two goals on Saturday as West Ham eased to a 3-1 victory over the Baggies at Upton Park.

The striker has nine England caps to his name to date but has missed out on boss Roy Hodgson’s recent squads due to a combination of injury and loss of form.

However, the former Newcastle forward is keen to force his way back into the national side as soon as possible in order to battle for a place in the 2014 World Cup squad.

“I hope to play in every game for England but I haven’t been picked, so I’ve just got to work hard here at West Ham and hopefully I’ll be involved next time,” said the forward.

Carroll will almost certainly leave Liverpool on a permanent basis in the summer and Hammers boss Sam Allardyce has indicated he hopes to convince the striker to remain with the London club.

The forward will be keen to join a side where he is guaranteed regular football in order to force his way into Hodgson’s plans.

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