West Ham United co-chairman David Gold was impressed by Andy Carroll's performance against Stoke City

West Ham United drew 0-0 with Stoke City at the weekend.

West Ham United co-chairman David Gold has taken to Twitter to say that Andy Carroll will score goals, provided the club’s supporters are patient with him.

Carroll has taken the brunt of supporters’ criticism over recent weeks, with his performances falling below the required standard.

The England international has struggled to make an impact – and it means that West Ham have now failed to score in either of their last two matches.

However, Gold says that Carroll played well against Stoke City in his latest outing, and he has called for Hammers fans to get behind the target-man. 

West Ham started the season in fine attacking form, with the likes of Diafra Sakho, Manuel Lanzini and Dimitri Payet all putting in great performances.

However, the trio are now on the treatment table, and some of the spark in Slaven Bilic side’s play has disappeared.

West Ham have not scored more than one goal in any of their last six matches, and they have gone without a win over that period of time.

Their poor sequence of results has seen them drop into eighth place in the Premier League table but there is still plenty of time to turn things round.

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