The big Geordie still needs games and goals to clinch his place though and that’s great news for West Ham.
Gold told ClaretandHugh exclsuively: “Roy Hodgson wants a big man up front and I believe that the England manager is mentally begging Andy to be at his absolute best until the end of the season.
“He needs Andy Carrolll and I believe will be watching him very cl0sely over the last games.
” That’s great news for West Ham because we need Andy to dominate games so there likely to be a real edge to his game between now and then.
“He’s desperate to get on that plane and after the season he’s had it will be massive for him – so he has a critical end of season ahead of him.”