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Sam: “Andy’s Kop disappointment”

CarrollnolanSam Allardyce has revealed Andy Carroll was deeply disappointed to be put out in the Liverpool cold by Brendan Rodgers but declared “You have to move on – you have to put it behind you.”

And he’s hoping that both he and Stewart Downing are bang on their game to prove a point or two against the Reds on Sunday.

Sam revealed: “He (Brendan Rodgers) made a decision early on and we were the first to try and resolve that situation.

“As disappointed as Andy was, that was the decision made by Brendan and you have to move on, you have to put it behind you.

“Stewart Downing also comes into the fray where he played a part in Liverpool last season and then joined us.

“The rest of the team and those two lads particularly will want to show how good they are on Sunday. Let’s hope they play very, very well on Sunday because we need them to.”

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Sam revealed that skipper kevin Nolan is fit to play but that George McCartney looks likely to miss out,

He told www.whufc.com:  ” He came off with a hamstring problem on Monday night.

“It’s probably caused by a bit of fatigue and the fact he played three games in a short space of time, so it looks as though he’ll miss out on Sunday.”

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