West Ham chairman, David Gold says Andy Carroll should be back next week but doesn’t say whether it will be Tuesday night for the Aston Villa home game under the lights or the rescheduled Southampton away on Saturday 6th February at 5.30pm at St Mary’s.
He also confirms that Diafra Sako and Manuel Lanzini will be back the following week. Again he doesn’t hint which game but we face Liverpool again in a replay at the Boleyn ground under the lights on Tuesday 9th February with 7.45pm kick off. Or it could be that Sako and Lanzini will not be ready until the Norwich away game on the 13th February but either way, it is an exciting prospect to have the trio all fit again very soon. A game like yesterday was crying for an Andy Carroll off the bench as a plan B.
Gold tweeted “We are hoping for Andy Carroll to return next week and Diafra Sakho and Manuel Lanzini the following week. Not to shabby dg“