Dimitri Payet makes prediction surrounding 'very important' West Ham star Andy Carroll

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Dimitri Payet has predicted a strong season for Andy Carroll.

West Ham star Dimitri Payet has told the club's official website that he believes Andy Carroll will 'do West Ham good' this season.

The French playmaker has taken Upton Park by storm since arriving from Marseille over the summer, and enhanced his reputation even more on Monday night.

Payet struck twice against Newcastle United in a 2-0 victory, serving up a virtuoso display to defeat the Magpies in convincing fashion.

The game also saw former Newcastle striker Andy Carroll make his long-awaited return from injury, coming on as a late substitute for Victor Moses.

The giant forward was been struck down with injury after injury since his permanent move from Liverpool in 2013, and will now be hoping for a change of fortunes under new manager Slaven Bilic.

Now, Payet has predicted that Carroll is 'going to do West Ham good' this season during an interview with the club's official website, and believes Carroll will be a 'very important' player for the Hammers if he can stay fit.

"When I first arrived, I saw him training apart from the squad with a physio," said Payet. "I know that it was difficult for him, all that time, training alone, and that he was eager to return. We're happy to have him back with us, he's a very important player for West Ham and I think he's going to do us good," he added.

Carroll's aerial prowess is unparalleled in the Premier League, and can be a real weapon for the West Ham attack - especially with wingers Moses and Michail Antonio brought in to supply the ammunition from out wide.

Staying fit has always been Carroll's problem, and West Ham fans have to hope that Carroll can avoid injury this time and become a key player under Bilic.

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