Danny Mills makes prediction about Andy Carroll’s England hopes

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The striker recently impressed with a hat-trick against Arsenal.

Andy Carroll will not be in England’s squad for Euro 2016 because he will not be fit, Danny Mills has predicted to BBC Sport.

The striker has jumped into the headline in the last week, following a highly impressive performance in the 3-3 draw with Arsenal.

He managed a hattrick in that game, only the second of his career, in a display that fully demonstrated the skills he can bring to a side when fully fit.

That has got people talking of a potential return to the England set up, with it being suggested he would provide Roy Hodgson with something entirely different to what he already has.

Mills though, insists he wont be in the squad because he will not be fit by the time that France rolls around.

“Andy Carroll won’t be fit,” he told BBC Sport.

“I know he scored a hat-trick at the weekend, but tonight [against Manchester United] he was anonymous.”

“Unless you give him perfect service into the box there is no real game plan. Andy Carroll only really plays one way.”

The issue of fitness is certainly a prevalent one when discussing a potential England return for Carroll.

The striker has not enjoyed the best of injury records in recent years, with him yet to get a serious run of games under his belt.

If he is fit though, there is no denying he offers something much different to the technical strikers England current have in their squad.

And if he can prove his fitness long term, his name is likely to be among those being considered despite what Mills may say.

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