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Sam Allardyce pleads for cautious approach

West Ham United striker Andy CarrollWest Ham manager Sam Allardyce has pleaded with Roy Hodgson to use Andy Carroll sparingly for England.

The burly forward is on loan at the newly-promoted side from Liverpool, and damaged a hamstring in his Upton Park debut against Fulham.

Despite this, Carroll is expected to be fit and selected for the Three Lions for their World Cup qualifying fixtures against San Marino and Poland next month and Allardyce is hoping the striker does not suffer any further injuries.

“The last thing we’d want is to spend all that time to get him fit again, play for us, go to England and get injured,” The Daily Mail quote the Hammers boss as saying.

“I’m not saying don’t play him, just be careful of the situation. There’d have to be a conversation between me and Roy and the medical staff to put them in the picture.

“I can’t tell Roy what to do if he’s fit to play for England. All I can express is my situation and Andy’s situation for the benefit of me, for Andy and for England,” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight

Article title: Sam Allardyce pleads for cautious approach

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