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Sam Allardyce backs Andy Carroll for the World Cup

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West Ham manager Sam Allardyce ois adamant that Andy Carroll should go to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, according to the Daily Mirror.

Carroll has only featured five times for The Hammers in the Premier League this season, still waiting to register his first goal on the long road back from injury hell, but Allardyce believes there is still a place for a fresh Carroll on the plane to Brazil.

He told The Mirror: "Roy Hogdson will have an exceptionally fresh player that is going to be very eager and enthusiastic about going to the World Cup."

The 25-year-old has featured for England nine times, most prominently in the Euro 2012 tournament, becoming a replacement for the banned Wayne Rooney during the group stages.

However, the former Liverpool striker has only scored twice for England in his nine games against Sweden and Ghana, but Allardyce believes he is unlike any other striker in England's ranks.

"Having missed most of this season, he is unlike a lot of his players who have gone through the trials of the Premier League, Champions League and Europa League," Allardyce claimed.

Among England's strikeforce, the former Newcastle striker is fighting for a place in Hodgson's 23-man squad alongside the likes of Daniel Sturridge, Danny Welbeck and Toronto FC striker Jermain Defoe.

But the West Ham boss has faith that fatigue won't be an issue for the £17m pound man.

He said: "Lots of players are going to suffer fatigue. Andy won’t. Andy will be fresh and ready to go unlike some of those players favourited for the plane."

West Ham are looking safe in the league, but if Carroll wants a place in the England team he may need to impress quickly, with West Ham taking on Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool in the next few weeks.

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