Carroll to make most of chance
By Mark Buckingham. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
ROY CARROLL admits he was surprised to earn a Manchester United recall but is determined to grasp his chance with both hands.
The Northern Ireland international replaced the dropped Fabien Barthez for Sunday's crucial Premiership victory over Tottenham Hotspur.
Carroll did his cause for a more permanent spot no harm with a solid display in a 2-0 success which tightened United's grip on the title.
The 25-year-old is hoping his display at White Hart Lane will enable him to retain his place for the final two games of the season.
He also revealed he is unperturbed by the speculation which constantly links fellow goalkeepers with transfers to Old Trafford.
"It was a surprise to me but that's football, and I got my chance," said Carroll.
"Now I just want to prove I am good enough to be in the team. I have been happy with my performances this season but I am happier for the team because it is a long season for them and, when I come in, I just do my best.
"It (speculation) doesn't bother me because I know I am good enough to do a job.
"It's up to the coaching staff whoever they bring in but you get used to that sort of thing and everybody has been speculating about who is coming to Manchester United.
"If you read the newspapers, there are about 30 players coming here in the summer!"