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'Huge boost' - West Ham fans react on Twitter to 28-year-old starting v Huddersfield

By Aramide Oladipo

West Ham United supporters are delighted that manager Slaven Bilic has decided to start striker Andy Carroll against newly-promoted Huddersfield Town on Monday evening.

The 28-year-old is set for his first appearance of the season after recovering from a groin injury which he suffered during the latter stages of last season.

The striker’s last match for the Hammers took place last April where he captained the side in a 2-2 draw against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

The Hammers have missed Carroll at the start of the new campaign as they have only managed to score two Premier League goals – both coming from summer signing Javier Hernandez against Southampton.

The East London club confirmed on their official Twitter account on Monday evening that Carroll and Hernandez would be starting up top together for the first time this season.

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A number of West Ham supporters were quick to take to social media and express their excitement of watching the two strikers in action together.

Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:

Carroll has not scored a goal for the Hammers since the 2-1 defeat against Hull City last April.

The striker will be hopeful that he can get himself on the scoresheet against Huddersfield and ensure West Ham pick up their first three points of the season.

In other West Ham news, Joey Barton has issued a grave warning to the Irons.

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