Photo: West Ham star Andy Carroll posts pic of sleeping Stewart Downing

Stewart Downing found his pre-game ritual rather relaxing today.

West Ham United take on Hull City tomorrow at Upton Park hoping to carry on their impressive season with a triumph over The Tigers.

To do so, they will hope that their most expensive ever player Andy Carroll is again in top form. He scored a wondergoal against Swansea City last week - although West Ham were eventually left disappointed with a 1-1 draw.

With Hull at home, West Ham will certainly be expected to pick up all three points.

For a game like this however it is important to get the preparation just right. Carroll has shared a photo today of a player who might have been enjoying his preparations a little bit too much.


A photo posted by Andy Carroll (@andytcarroll) on

That squishy face is in fact the West Ham playmaker Stewart Downing. The England international appears to have taken a nap while receiving his pre-game massage today. His team-mate and fellow North-Easterner Andy Carroll, who was a former team-mate at Liverpool, was happy to take a snap and share it with his followers on Instagram and Twitter.

Because that's what friends are for.

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