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Return of big fella on the cards

Andy Carroll is expected back on the bench for the game against Stoke City next Monday along with Manu Lanzini.

The big striker was working with on his own with Stuart Pearce on the training field last week and kicking balls and is being expected to join in with the squad this week.

Carroll has been out since January 4 when suffering a hairline fracture to his foot during the match against Spurs which brought his total appearances for the season to 14.

Now it seems he’s ready to return along – in all probability – with Manu Lanzini who has been out since suffering a muscle strain on international duty.

We were told this morning that Aaron Cresswell’s ‘knock’ is not seen as anything other than minor and that Marko Arnautovic also experienced ‘minor’ discomfort during the game with Chelsea but should be ready for the weekend.

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5 comments on “Return of big fella on the cards

  1. We should win this game but I think that we should adopt Fat Sam’s policy of respecting the point and being happy with a draw. The priority has to be to keep the points gap as it is or increase it. A Stoke win would drop us back in it and give them some confidence.

  2. Is this why the stop moaning post went up earlier Hugh 😉 ? I will believe it when I see it lets say…

  3. I think that Stratford E20 – has a point (sorry 😉 in that one point would probably be enough for us to avoid relegation. Having watched Stoke against the Spuds on Saturday I can forsee a cagey affair – hopefully both the team and the fans will be patient and a moment of quality from Arnie or the pea (or even an appearance and towering header from the promised one) will decide the game

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