David Gold responds when asked about Andy Carroll's situation on Twitter

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David Gold expects fit-again Andy Carroll to play against Blackburn Rovers this weekend.

West Ham United co-chairman David Gold has taken to Twitter to state that he expects Andy Carroll to play against Blackburn Rovers this weekend.

The Hammers face a trip to Ewood Park on Sunday afternoon, as they take on Blackburn in the fifth round of the FA Cup, having edged past Liverpool in a dramatic fourth round replay last week.

Whilst West Ham have aspirations of qualifying for Europe this season, their fans would also love to see them win the FA Cup, especially as this is their final season at Upton Park before the big move to the Olympic Stadium this summer.

Manager Slaven Bilic may look to rotate some of his squad, and one player who could feature is striker Andy Carroll.

The giant target man missed almost a month of action after picking up an injury against Bournemouth back in January, but he has made substitute appearances in the last three matches against Southampton, Liverpool and Norwich City.

Now, Hammers co-chairman David Gold has taken to Twitter to state that injury-prone Carroll is fit to play, and he expects Carroll to feature against Blackburn on Sunday, giving Bilic another major goalscoring option in the final third.

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