West Ham United striker Andy Carroll claims he's the biggest aerial threat in England

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West Ham United striker Andy Carroll has come back into first-team contention this season, after recovering from injury.

West Ham United striker Andy Carroll has told Sky Sports’ programme Soccer AM that he feels he is the best aerial threat in English football.

Carroll has made a reputation as one of the most dangerous target-men in England, and he is certainly confident in his own ability.

The 26-year-old feels that he carries the most heading ability of any striker in the Premier League.

“Yeah,” he laughed, when asked whether he was the biggest aerial threat in England. “Yeah, I do.”

Despite Carroll’s bludgeoning style, the former Newcastle United man has struggled in recent seasons – due to injury problems.

Carroll has persistently picked up knocks during his time on the pitch, and he has had to spent a lot of time on the treatment table.

However, Carroll is starting to return to fitness this season – and he is now aiming to break back into the England squad, with Euro 2016 on the horizon.

“Being injured I just wanted to be fit for West Ham, but now, being back playing, the aim is to get back into the England squad,” he said.

Carroll has played nine times for England in his career to date, and in those appearances he has scored twice.

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