Andy Carroll has claimed it feels great to be back and scoring goals for West Ham.

 

The 28-year-old has been plagued with injuries since moving to the Hammers permanently in 2013 but returned to the West Ham side in December and has picked up goals against Arsenal and Swansea since his recovery.

 

​Speaking to West Ham's official website, Carroll said he's feeling good after his long lay off. 

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”It has been good to be back, I feel good on the pitch, I’m training well and it’s nice to be back getting goals." Carroll said.

 

"Personally, I don’t think about it [injuries] to be honest. All I want is to get back on the pitch and give it 100 per cent."

 

West Ham drew against Liverpool in December before winning three games in a row over Christmas but since then the Hammers have lost their last three, included an FA Cup hammering last Friday against Manchester City.

Despite that Carroll maintains confidence is still high amongst the players.

 

“I think the lads have always been happy, obviously when you are losing games it dips anyway but I think we were able to get it back up with a few wins and the draw against Liverpool that set us off and got the ball rolling." 

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West Ham finished seventh last year and missed out on Champions League football by just four points. Yet the side have struggled to match that form this season.

 

“The start of the season was difficult, compared to last season, but we started scoring goals before Christmas," claimed Carroll.

 

"Last season was a great season and even though this season didn’t start well, I think we’re starting to find it now and come around, although the last few results haven't gone our way.” 

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West Ham will be hoping that Carroll can produce the same kind of form which once saw Liverpool pay £35m for the striker.

 

The former Newcastle man scored nine goals in 27 league games for the Hammers last year and will be hoping he can add to his tally this season when West Ham welcome Crystal Palace to the London Stadium on Saturday.