West Ham star to be given second chance to impress England boss Gareth Southgate

England manager Gareth Southgate is set to attend the Premier League clash between West Ham United and Chelsea on Monday night as he considers calling Andy Carroll up to the senior squad, according to the Daily Mail.

What’s the story, then?

Well, Southgate initially came to watch Carroll in action against West Bromwich Albion at the London Stadium February, but it turned out to be a wasted trip as Carroll was left out of the 18 because of a groin problem.

However, the 28-year-old looks set to get a second chance to impress when the Premier League leaders visit on Monday.

With Michail Antonio banned, Carroll is almost certain to be given the nod up top by manager Slaven Bilic.

When will the Three Lions squad be announced?

With a friendly to come against Germany on March 22, Southgate is likely to name his squad prior to the Premier League fixtures on the weekend of March 18/19.

Does Carroll deserve the call?

As always seems to be the case for the tall striker, it has been another injury-hit season for the former Newcastle United and Liverpool man.

However, he has shown since his return to the starting line-up how effective and influential he can be for this Irons side – scoring six goals in 12 Premier League appearances – while he also scored a goal of the season contender in the win against Crystal Palace at the London Stadium in January.