Andrew Carroll Coming Along In Leaps And Bounds

Andrew Carroll, who’s still only 20, has come on in leaps and bounds this season, and we look forward to 12 months time, when hopefully Andrew and 18 year-old fellow striker Nile Ranger could well be leading the Newcastle attack in the Premiership.

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Andy Carroll – coming along in leaps and bounds

Carroll talked the  BBC Newcastle today about what it’s been like being in the first team squad:

“Being around the first-team was an amazing experience for me,”  “Getting my first start gave me the confidence to go and want more.”

The Gateshead-born striker has become a key player under chris Hughton and the 6’4″ striker is more than a handful for any defense, and he’s great in the air, and was very unlucky last Monday night in the second half with a tremendous downward header that hit the post.

And with high wage earners  Michael Owen and Oba Martins (although hardly high goal-scorers for the club) leaving during the summer, Andrew has had a big chance this season, and he seems to be taking it with both feet (and his head) – so much do that these two overpaid players have not been missed.

After representring England at U19 level he is now a regulkar for the England under-21, and Anmdy, like all Newcastle fans, is more than keen for a return to the Premier League next season:

“I’m watching TV and there are amazing players on Match of the Day, and I’m thinking I wish I was there on it, and playing against them”

“I’ve done that now and I just want more really, I just want to keep going and get as much out of it as I can.”

Carroll has made 50 appearances (17 starts) for Newcastle in all competitions, and has so far scored 6 goals – 3 of them this season.

He also had a loan spell at Preston two years ago, where he appeared 11 times (7 starts) with one goal.

Comments welcome.

5 comments so far

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Nov 6, 2009 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #1

    He’s starting to look like a real handful for defenders & could become a quality centreforward, hopefully with the Toon in the premier league

  • premier

    Nov 6, 2009 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #2

    Providing Ashley doesnt need to cash in on him he could lead the line for years at the and easily outscore smith and ameobi

  • Darling27

    Nov 6, 2009 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #3

    Yeah he’s starting to look like a real handful for defenders and also gets back to defend when needed.

  • Steve R

    Nov 6, 2009 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #4

    I don’t no, he still got alot of work to do, he miessed some sitters in the game vs. Sheffield and he is still too “armsie”. I was more worried bout him being sent off than scoring a goal. I think that he might have a good strike partnership with Ranger, they passed the ball between them quite well. Anyways

    howay the lads!!

  • Steve R

    Nov 6, 2009 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #5

    Jose Enrique was def our best player on monday… i think it is a certain that he will be stolen from us in January 🙁


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