Danny Murphy says Hammers star must do this to make England squad for Euro's

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Danny Murphy has been having his say in the debate over West Ham United star's potential England future.

The Hammers have a core of English players with ambitions of representing their national teams including captain Mark Noble, left-back Aaron Cresswell, winger Michail Antonio and striker Andy Carroll.

There has been fervent debate over Roy Hodgson's decision to ignore Noble and Cresswell despite their excellent and consistent form all season long for the high-flying Hammers.

But injury and inconsistency means there has been a lot less talk about Carroll's chances of resurrecting his international chances.

That was until last time out in the Premier League when the towering former Newcastle United and Liverpool striker hit a superb hat-trick against Arsenal to help his side to a point in a 3-3 draw.

It seems everyone has been having their say on whether Carroll's eye-catching return to form and fitness should result in an England recall ahead of this summer's European Championships in France.

Murphy joins Carroll debate

And now BBC Match of the Day pundit Murphy has given his thoughts on the matter and issued the striker some sensible advice.

"I think he needs to play that well from now until the end of the season," Murphy told MOTD.

"I don't mean a hat-trick every week.

"But play in the team for 90 minutes for the next six games and then let's have a conversation."

Andy timing

Carroll is also hitting form at just the right time to help turn around his West Ham career.

The striker is very popular with fans but has spent more time in the treatment room than on the pitch for the Hammers since signing for a club record £18 million from Liverpool back in 2012.

With the likes of Paris Saint-Germain superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic - as reported by The Sun - and Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony, reported by Telegraph, being linked with high-profile summer moves it could well have inspired the 6ft 5 star to renew his focus.

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