Paul Merson makes positive comments about snubbed West Ham duo

Mark Noble

Paul Merson suggests that West Ham United duo Mark Noble and Andy Carroll should be part of the England squad for the Euro 2016 finals.

Former Arsenal attacker Paul Merson has suggested in The Daily Star that West Ham United duo Mark Noble and Andy Carroll should be in the England squad for the Euro 2016 finals in the summer.

Neither midfielder Noble nor striker Carroll is in the provisional England squad for the prestigious European competition.

“He’s picked midfielders who are all essentially the same player, and ignored Mark Noble, who’s had another outstanding season and is fully fit,” Merson wrote in The Daily Star regarding England head coach Roy Hodgson’s decision not to include Noble in his provisional squad. “Crazy.”

“Outside of that you had players like Andy Carroll who had a shout to get in,” added the former Arsenal attacker. “He would offer you something different off the bench if you were chasing a game.

“We won’t be trying to pass teams to death if we’re losing a game, will we? We’ll be hoofing it. You watch. That’s where Carroll comes into his own.”

Noble is a very consistent footballer and one of the most underrated in the Premier League.

The Englishman had yet another good season for the Hammers, who could feature in the group stage of the Europa League during the 2016-17 campaign.

The 29-year-old, who has yet to win an England cap, scored seven goals and created 50 chances in 37 Premier League appearances for West Ham this past season.

Former Newcastle United and Liverpool striker Carroll had injury problems this past campaign, but he still managed to chip in with important goals.

The England international striker scored nine goals and created 20 chances in 27 league matches for the gammers during the 2015-16 season.

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