Alan Shearer has been delighted with young Andy Carroll’s attitude this last week in training.
Andy Carroll – could get a start Sunday
The Newcastle boss last week challenged the young Gateshead-born striker to prove what he could do, and Andy subsequently scored two good goals for the Reserves against Manchester City, and then scored a wonderful header to grab Newcastle a point at Stoke last Saturday.
And Alan has expressed this morning to Newcastle United TV that Andy has shown a tremendous attitude in training this week:
“If he continues to show me that he’s ready for the fight, like he did last week, then he’s putting himself up for contention to start at Spurs without a shadow of a doubt,”
“He did very well in the Reserves, he did very well when he came on last week at Stoke and has again done very well in training this week.”
“He’s shown a tremendous attitude to show he wants to start a football match and that’s the right attitude to have.”
We half expect Andy to start on Sunday, and we’ll have to see how long he can go during the game, but he’s not as fit as he should be, but with Mark Viduka likely to be on the bench – if both players can give a good 45 minutes each, we’ll be in good shape during the game.
It’s good that Andy is keeping his feet on the ground, because every time we seem him now – we see a future star in the Premier League, that’s how good we think this youngster can become, especially under Alan’s tutelage.
We also expect Nile Ranger to come into the reckoning before the end of the season, as this lad has also impressed Alan during training.