Andy Carroll fined by West Ham after inexcusable decision to leave bench during game

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David Moyes says Andy Carroll has apologised to his West Ham team-mates for his recent behaviour and insists the striker remains part of his plans this season

David Moyes has fined Andy Carroll following his 'inexcusable' decision to leave the bench during West Ham's game against Manchester City.

The striker headed down the tunnel after Moyes decided against bringing him on as a substitute during the Hammers' 4-1 defeat at the London Stadium - something he has since apologised for.

Moyes has now told the Evening Standard: "I was really disappointed in Andy. I don't believe there was any excuse for what he did.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10:  David Moyes, Manager of West Ham United looks on ahead of the Premier League match between West Ham United and Watford at L
Image: David Moyes' side are 15th in the Premier League, three points above the relegation zone with three games to play

"He's been fined but he has apologised, both to me and the players, and I think he understands it was wrong.

"The following day we had a discussion in the office at Rush Green [West Ham's training ground]. I told him it was unacceptable and sent him away.

"Within an hour, it seemed, it was out there for public consumption, which is also disappointing. Things go on all the time at clubs and there needs to be some privacy.

"To be fair, Andy texted me later and apologised. I told him he needed to come in the following day and speak to me and the players and he did that. Since then, he's been back training."

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Moyes also confirmed in his pre-match press conference Carroll will be in West Ham's squad for their trip to Leicester on Saturday.

He said: "He was in the squad last week, that's why he was on the bench. He will be in the squad this weekend as well."

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