Former Newcastle United defender Steve Howey believes Andy Carroll will be disappointed he didn’t get more game time last season.
The forward is now a free agent after leaving Newcastle at the end of the season. Carroll featured for the Magpies on 18 occasions in the Premier League last season, but was only in the starting XI on four occasions.
The amount of game time Carroll got would have disappointed him according to Howey, who told Football FanCast: “I think he was always going to be a squad player and I don’t think he had an issue with that.
“I think he will be disappointed when because of injuries to players, particularly Callum Wilson, he didn’t get a bit more game time, considering he seemed to be fit, he seemed to be available.
“I think he would’ve been disappointed with the fact that at times he either wasn’t used, or he was brought on for a minimum amount of time.”
Carroll managed 34 goals and 26 assists in his two spells with Newcastle and has plenty of other Premier League experience, having played for both West Ham and Liverpool, scoring 45 goals combined for both clubs.
The England International has struggled with injuries in his career but after only missing Newcastle’s Premier League game with Crystal Palace last season with a calf injury, the striker will be hoping the injuries are behind him and he can make a fresh start elsewhere next season.