Andy Carroll deserves England consideration, says Mark Noble

Mark Noble

The West Ham striker scored a hat-trick against Arsenal on Saturday afternoon.

Andy Carroll should 100% be considered for a call up to the England squad this summer, Mark Noble has told the London Evening Standard.

The striker has endured another frustrating season as injuries have once again limited his game time significantly.

He showed his quality last weekend though, as he bagged an impressive hattrick in the 3-3 draw with Arsenal at the Boleyn Ground.

That displays has started talk that England manager Roy Hodgson should consider him this summer, with many believing he offers something different to the current strikers in the squad.

And Noble agrees, saying that his Hammers’ teammate is unplayable when he is fit and raring to go.

“A hundred per cent he would provide something different,” he told the London Evening Standard.

“He’s had a few injuries and he takes a lot of stick. He gets those injuries because he puts his body on the line for the team and you can’t knock a player who does that.”

“When he’s fit and raring to go he’s unplayable at times and he showed that against Arsenal.”

Noble himself is also eyeing a spot in England’s squad this summer, having enjoyed his best season yet for the Hammers.

His chances look slim though, with Hodgson having opted for Leicester City’s Danny Drinkwater ahead of him during the last international break.

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson’s injury could mean there is a spot up for grabs though, and Noble admits it will be a case of wait and see for his chances.

“I’d love to go but it’s completely out of my hands,” he added.

“It would be fair to say I’m playing the best football in my career so far but we’ll see.”

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