Newcastle stand-in manager Chris Hughton believes there is light beginning to emerge at the end of the tunnel for our 20 year-old top striker, Andy Carroll.
Andy Carroll – young striker almost fit again
Chris told the Evening Chronicle today:
“Andy is very close to coming back.” “We’re expecting him to resume full training at the end of this week or the start of next week.”
“That’s another big plus for us and it gives us more options.” “I think Everton is too soon for him but certainly for the Bolton game away.”
Andy has taken his chance well at the club this season, and has so far scored two vital goals for the first team, and has looked the part up front, where his 6′ 4″ frame is hard to handle for opposing defenses.
Andy is a very physical player and is very good in the air, and good on the ground for one so tall.
Carroll could have been sent out on loan this season, but he has said recently he has no regrets about staying at Newcastle, since the club’s injury crisis for yet another season, has given him his big chance with Newcastle, and he’s taken it with both feet, not to mention his head.
One thing about Andy that is a trifle worrying is that he’s in negotiations with the club over a new contract and reports suggest he has already turned down a five-year offer from the club.
Andy Carroll is still under contract for two more seasons at Newcastle so hopefully a new contract can be agreed with his home town club.
We look for Andy to be pushing for a regular first team position next season, he’s that good.
This season he’s made 5 starts and 4 additional substitute appearances and has two goals. Another fine youngster up and coming at the club.