West Ham boss relishing team selection headache

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has admitted that he is loving his positive team selection issues ahead of today’s trip to Everton, as reported by the Evening Standard.

Main striker Andy Carroll is back from his controversial three game ban and defender Winston Reid is fully fit, leaving Allardyce with decisions to make in terms of breaking up a team that has won four games in a row.

West Ham also have Italy international Antonio Nocerino and Colombia international Pablo Armero in the squad making the trip to Goodison Park along with the returning Ricardo Vaz Te, leaving Allardyce with a rare positive team selection dilemma.

It has been a tough season for Allardyce and the Hammers with numerous niggling injuries keeping key players out of the team, but with them all back now the former Newcastle and Bolton boss is enjoying life at Upton Park again.

“I have a team selection problem for Everton tomorrow — and I’m loving it,” Allardyce said.

“Andy Carroll’s back following his unjustified ban but does he go straight back in? Winston Reid’s fit again but will he have to wait?

“It’s a great problem for me and one I’ve not had for most of this season.”


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