Harry Redknapp says he wouldn't start Andy Carroll for England, but suggests the West Ham man could perform a role

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The West Ham striker has found his fitness and form at the right time.

It looked as though the striking options for Roy Hodgson at the European Championships in the summer were pretty much settled, until last weekend.

West Ham striker emerged from the murk with a stunning solo performance against Arsenal, scoring a hat-trick in a 3-3 draw.

He also set up James Tomkins’ goal against Manchester United yesterday and there is no doubting the West Ham striker is a massive threat when fit and firing.

So does he go to Euro 2016?

Former West Ham manager Harry Redknapp was asked that exact question on talkSPORT today (14/04/16) and had this to say:

“I wouldn’t see him starting for England. If you play him you have to play a certain way.

“He’s a player you could take as a 15 minutes to go, can’t break defences down. Maybe you have to start putting it in the box and if you are going to put it in there is no one better to get on the end of it.

“It’s a possibility.”

There is no doubt what Carroll brings. There may not be a better aerial presence in world football, which is quite a shout, but a fair one when looking at Carroll’s record.

Had he been fit and scoring all season then there is no doubt that the West Ham man would have been right in the mix, whilst West Ham might be in the top four right now.

But he has been out of the England frame for some time now and his injury proneness always makes him a risk.

The Euros might have come too soon for the West Ham man, but hopefully he can continue to push for a recall.

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