West Ham boss Sam Allardyce happy for Andy Carroll to be called up by England
By Pete O'Rourke - Follow me: @skysportspeteo. Last Updated: October 2, 2012 9:53am
Andy Carroll: Cleared to be called up to the England squad after making a successful return to action
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce says he has no problem with Andy Carroll being called up to the England squad for the forthcoming games against San Marino and Poland.
Carroll made a successful return to action in Monday's win over Queens Park Rangers, playing the final 18 minutes after recovering from a hamstring injury.
England boss Roy Hodgson was an interested observer at Loftus Road and Allardyce insists Carroll is ready to return for the Three Lions despite being short of fitness after a month on the sidelines.
"I will speak to Roy personally and give him the lowdown on his match fitness," said Allardyce.
"He only played twice for Liverpool, he has played 68 minutes for us and now another 18, so he is short of match fitness which I am sure Roy will deal with in the right way.
"He only played twice for Liverpool, he has played 68 minutes for us and now another 18, so he is short of match fitness which I am sure Roy will deal with in the right way"
Sam Allardyce on Andy Carroll
"[England duty] gives him match fitness if it is done sensibly but I don't want to tell Roy how to do his job.
"I have to say we have spent a huge amount of time getting him here and because of fatigue he pulled his hamstring in the first game so we have to manage that.
"If England call him up they will manage that."