Steve Bruce has confirmed that Andy Carroll is fully fit for Newcastle United’s visit to the London Stadium.
Carroll missed last week’s 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers, and many Toon fans were fearing the worst for the 30-year-old’s fitness, but he has recovered and trained and is ready to play against his former club.
Carroll spent seven years with the Hammers, but injuries limited him to just 142 appearances in that time.
This is perfect timing because Sean Longstaff begins his suspension after the first red card of his Premier League career last week.
Expect a tight and cagey affair where one goal might be enough to win the game.
It would be a dream for Carroll if he were to come off the bench and score that winning goal for Newcastle.
Even if he doesn’t it is good to have Andy back and ready to help us in our relegation fight.