West Ham striker Andy Carroll talks up his Euro 2016 prospects

Enner Valencia, Andy Carroll, Mark Noble

The Hammers frontman is eyeing a return to the international stage.

West Ham striker Andy Carroll has spoken of his ambition to be involved in the England squad for next summer’s European Championship.

The 26-year old has scored two goals in nine appearances for the Three Lions since making his debut in 2010, but has been out of the international picture for quite some time.

His horrid luck with injuries has prevented a long-term run in the West Ham team and has therefore ruled him out of contention for Roy Hodgson’s recent squads.

Carroll is back to full fitness now however, and has half an eye on what would be an unlikely inclusion in England’s Euro 2016 squad.

“It has been a while since I have played for England and if I didn't have injuries I think I would have been in a few of the squads,” he said on whufc.com.

“If I can get goals and games under my belt hopefully I can get back in there.

“I don't think about it (the Euro Finals) because it will take away my focus on West Ham and that is the most important thing at the moment. If I do well now hopefully it will happen,” he added.

He may well be in with a shout if he maintains his fitness this season, given the current state of England’s striking options.

Neither Wayne Rooney nor Harry Kane have been amongst the goals so far this campaign, while Danny Ings was ruled out for six months yesterday in what will surely put an end to his Euro hopes.

Daniel Sturridge could be the main man for England in France but he too has suffered from constant fitness issues, and it remains to be seen whether he can get through the current campaign unscathed.

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