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Bilic responds to reports about afternoon drinking of West Ham senior duo

By Alex Taylor

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has claimed he will deal with allegations that Andy Carroll and Darren Randolph were out drinking on Tuesday.

The Hammers are investigating claims striker Carroll and goalkeeper Randolph were drunk on Tuesday afternoon.

Pictures of the pair circulated on social media following a club sanctioned night out on Monday evening.

“There were rumours but it’s not proven,” Bilic said on Thursday morning, as quoted on the personal Twitter account of Mirror reporter Darren Lewis. “”I spoke to the chairman. We have a game coming up. We will talk after that and if necessary act on it. That’s all I’m going to say.”

The Hammers have previously responded to the reports. A West Ham United spokesman told Sky Sports: “The club will be looking into these allegations and will deal with the players as we see fit.”

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It now seems that Bilic will be happy to take action against the pair if they are deemed to have breached club rules on drinking.

Carroll is currently out of action for the east London club with a knee injury and his antics will frustrate fans who have seen their side slump to five defeats in six Premier League games this season.

Bilic will now be hoping to put the off-field problems behind him as he prepares to pick up vital points at the London Stadium on Saturday.

In other West Ham news, Lazio star Ravel Morrison has posted a cryptic message on his Twitter account in the aftermath of Sam Allardyce acrimonious exit as England manager.