West Ham striker Andy Carroll says he is determined to make England's World Cup squad next year.

Carroll has had a bad run of injuries, and is yet to compete for the Hammers since he completed his £15 million transfer from Liverpool - suffering ruptured tendons in his foot.

And the 24-year-old praised England for sealing their spot at next years finals in Brazil, and is hopeful he can impress manager Roy Hodgson to get on the plane to Rio next year.

He told the Daily Mail: "The lads did a great job and it’s brilliant that England will be in Brazil.

"It also gives me something to aim at and, once I get back playing, I might have a chance of breaking back into the squad."

The former Liverpool striker has played nine times for the England senior side, including three games at the European Championships last summer, scoring one goal.

He also played a part in the early 2014 World Cup qualifiers.

Carroll acknowledges the importance of playing for his country, but says his priority is playing well for West Ham.

He said: "The first objective, of course, is to get back playing well for West Ham.

"I want to do that because they’ve been so supportive but if England follows, that would be good, too."

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