Ex-West Ham United striker in Twitter row over Andy Carroll

Former West Ham United striker Dean Ashton has tried to put ex-Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan in his place about Andy Carroll.

Jordan described the Hammers forward as a “war horse” when Ashton tweeted that England were crying out for a player of Carroll’s ability.

The discussion was raised following the Three Lions’ 2-0 victory over Lithuania at Wembley, which was not the most vintage performance from Gareth Southgate’s men.

Jermain Defoe and Jamie Vardy were the scorers on Sunday, but England lacked an aerial threat, which Carroll can possess in abundance.

Jordan was not having it, though, as he responded to the ex-footballer’s tweet with a very different view.

Ashton fired back by posting a picture of Carroll scoring a spectacular bicycle kick against Crystal Palace at the London Stadium in January.

Carroll was overlooked once again by the national side, despite scoring six goals so far this season in 15 Premier League appearances

The problem for the striker, though, has been injuries, particularly at the start of the campaign when he missed around 16 weeks with a knee injury.

Carroll also recently picked up a groin problem, which kept him on the sidelines for two games.