West Ham United boss Slaven Bilic has hinted that Andy Carroll could be back in contention for a spot in his side when they face Newcastle United on Monday, according to reports from the Express.
The 26-year-old has suffered a number of injuries since his arrival at Upton Park back in 2013, with his latest setback being a recovery from a knee surgery.
He has been sidelined since February, but looks to have convinced Bilic that he is ready to return to action against his former club.
“Is he in contention? It looks like he is good. We have changed his recovery and rehabilitation a little bit,” he said.
“It’s psychological as much as anything. This time he has completed six weeks of let’s call it ‘pre-season’ and he looks very good in training.
“We are going to see if he’s selected. But probably.”
During his time with the Magpies, Carroll was on great form, scoring a total of 31 goals from 80 appearances, earning himself a £35million move to Liverpool.
However, since his departure from St James’ Park, he has struggled to perform on a consistent basis for the Reds and he was eventually sold to the Hammers in a deal worth around the £15million region.
He only managed to feature 16 times in all competitions for his side last term, scoring five goals while providing a further three assists.