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Matthew Taylor tells West Ham United to be patient with Andy Carroll

West Ham United fans could get growing restless with striker Andy Carroll. He missed the beginning of the season with a foot injury and is still getting into the swing of things. Matthew Taylor has told West Ham United fans, and England fans, not to expect too much from Carroll.

“Having Andy back is a huge lift. He’s a huge player for us and a huge presence in the squad. You can see that on the pitch as well,” said Taylor, via Sky Sports.

“It’s great for him to be back in the fold and hopefully in the next couple of games he’ll be raring to go again.

“He’s our record signing and is very good at occupying two or three players at a time when the ball is played to him.

“He’ll be disappointed that he missed that chance, but it wasn’t an easy one.

“He’s been beating himself up in the changing room about it, but it wasn’t as easy as people are making out.

“He hasn’t played football for a long time and we need to remember that. The next one will come in and hopefully he’ll put it away.”

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