West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce would like to see Andy Carroll’s loan move made permanent at the end of the season.
The Hammers boss has indicated that he would like to see the on-loan striker make a permanent move to Upton Park next season after the 24-year-old put in an impressive display in the Hammers' 3-1 win over West Bromwich Albion at the weekend.
Carroll, whose time at West Ham has been difficult due to injury, netted a crucial double in his sides win over the Baggies, and took his goal tally to five for the East London club.
And now Allardyce believes that Carroll can get back to his best and help the side push on for the rest of the season.
"That was the best we have seen of him here, because he has put two goals in, on top of a good performance," he said, according to the BBC.
"I hope this kicks him on to being a regular scorer for us in the next eight games.
"He is in a good frame of mind now and, finally after a long wait, his fitness is good and that's why you are seeing these performances and the goals are coming."
Now the Hammers boss will be looking to the summer and when the transfer window re-opens to see if he can wrap up a deal for the Englishmen.
He added: "Would I like him here next season? The answer is yes.
"But there are a lot of things that need to be done. We will look at that at the end of the season. There is always a possibility.”