Slaven Bilic to hold talks with Andy Carroll about West Ham forward's injury problems

Andy Carroll (right) is a doubt for the weekend game with West Brom according to Slaven Bilic
Image: Slaven Bilic is hoping to welcome Andy Carroll back into his squad for West Ham's clash against Tottenham

Slaven Bilic has revealed he will hold talks with Andy Carroll at the end of the season about the West Ham forward's injury problems.

The 28-year-old has been plagued by a catalogue of injuries since joining the Hammers in 2012 and is currently on the sidelines nursing a groin complaint.

Carroll has missed West Ham's previous two matches as a result and is facing a race against time to prove his fitness ahead of the Friday Night Football clash against Tottenham at London Stadium, live on Sky Sports 1 HD from 7pm.

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"I don't like to moan but I would be very disappointed if he is not involved in our next game," Bilic said following Saturday's 0-0 draw at Stoke.

"You don't have to play 90 minutes but if he is on the bench it gives you a lift because we are lacking that power at the moment. We will talk about (his injuries) after the season.

"It is not his way of life or that he is not professional. As far as I know he is very settled, he is very up for training.

West Ham United's English striker Andy Carroll shoots to score their second goal with this bicycle kick during the English Premier League football match be
Image: Carroll scored a sensational bicycle kick in West Ham's 3-0 win over Crystal Palace earlier in the campaign

"It looked at one stage of the season that he was okay. It was no coincidence that in that period we won six of nine. And then suddenly you are without him..."

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Carroll has made just 15 Premier League starts this season, but has managed to score on seven occasions, including a goal-of-the-season contender against Crystal Palace.

He has just over two years remaining on his present contract, although West Ham have the option to extend his deal by a further two years.

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