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West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce is fully behind Andy Carroll's England call-up

Andy Carroll: Has been called upon by England after shaking off a knock

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West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce believes Andy Carroll's England call-up will prove beneficial to club and country.

Carroll has been drafted into Roy Hodgson's squad for a 2014 World Cup qualifying double-header against San Marino and Poland despite only recently shaking off a hamstring injury.

An untimely knock picked up shortly after moving to Upton Park on a season-long loan from Liverpool has limited his involvement for the Hammers, but Allardyce is happy for the striker to go and get important minutes under his belt in international competition.

"I am glad (he has been called up)," he said.

"Going off to England because he is short on match fitness would be a good thing for us and a good thing for him.

"I will liaise with Roy. Andy is in a position to play for him but (I want them to) just be careful about fatigue because fatigue is what brings injuries.

"Andy's match fitness is a little behind where we would like it to be.

"Helping him to perform for England and catch up on match fitness would be an ideal solution for the pair of us."

While Carroll has made the cut for England, club colleagues such as Mark Noble continue to be overlooked.

Allardyce has, however, revealed that the midfielder is among those being closely monitored by Hodgson and his coaching team.

"I think it depends how Mark plays this season," he added.

"I don't think it is about Mark Noble playing for England after three or four good games.

"He has pressed the buttons to alert Roy and his staff to come and have a look at him and see if he continues the good form he has shown in the Premier League up to now.

"There is a transition going on in the England set-up and Mark at 24 is an experienced Premier League player now.

"If he is the public eye and doing well then I think England will continue to monitor him and see how it goes."