'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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— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) September 11, 2017
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:
Andy Carroll huge boost for us,I think Huddersfield struggle tonight against this starting 11
I'm gonna say it I fancy 3-0 4-0
— Robbo (@Robbo2911) September 11, 2017
Carroll + Chicha ????
— ⚒ (@martm8) September 11, 2017
— Lukas Kerzendörfer (@flying_lukas) September 11, 2017
— James Rosher (@James_Rosher) September 11, 2017
— Finegan Gringleberry (@FinGringle) September 11, 2017
— Ashley Hill (@Hillly93) September 11, 2017
Happy days Andy Carroll makes seasonal return attacking formation 3-4-3 early goal will see us win comfortably #coyi⚒⚒⚒
— stephen vincent (@geezer553) September 11, 2017
Worried about the defense but can't wait to see chicha and carroll up front COYI
— RyanHeffron (@ryanheffron6) September 11, 2017
Carroll starting! Lovely! Chico and Antonio off him. Wing backs. I like it. Let's hope it works! #COYI
— Matthew Poysden (@MattPois) September 11, 2017
Hatrick for Carroll tonight! Coyi
— Andy Lewis (@AndyLewisforyou) September 11, 2017
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.