Gateshead-born striker Andy Carroll will return to the Newcastle United squad for this weekend’s vital trip to Bolton Wanderers at The Reebok Stadium.
Andy Carroll – fit again after injury in Sunderland game
The 6’4″ target man, who turned 20 years-old last month, has been sidelined since injuring his ankle during the 1-1 draw with Sunderland at St.James’ Park, earlier this month.
Assistant coach Chris Hughton told nufcTV:
“Andy comes back into the squad.”
“He hasn’t had as much training or reserve action as maybe we would’ve liked, but he’s fit and back in contention.”
There is some competition for places up front now with Martins, Viduka and Smith all back from injury, and with Lovenkrands and Ameobi having started last Sunday against Everton.
But that will allow Chris some flexibility, with the substitutes bench now starting to look very strong, for a change.
Andy has done well in his 5 starts so far for his home town club, with two good goals, and he looks a handful for any defense, as the lad is not at all shy in making his 6’4″ frame count in the physical battles – good for him.
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