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28th Dec, 2016 | 7:52pm

West Ham 27-year-old gives update on fitness ahead of Leicester clash

By Will Butcher

Andy Carroll has revealed that he is faring well after returning to the West Ham side following a long spell on the sidelines.

The 27-year-old striker has inspire a turnaround in form with the Hammers, scoring goals against Arsenal and Swansea as Slaven Bilic’s side secure three straight wins.

Speaking to the official West Ham website, Carroll revealed that he is “feeling good” after playing three games in 12 days for the east London side.

“I wanted to play the minutes I have in the last three games,” Carroll said. “I’ve been training hard, and the manager has thrown me in when he thought I was ready.

“I’ve played the last three now and I’m feeling good, [especially] coming in and scoring straight away. The main thing is though we’re getting the points.”

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West Ham’s number nine has given the Hammers an attacking bite as he continues to lead the line up front, by winning headers and a number of loose balls and allowing his teammates to launch an attack.

Bilic has overseen a recent improvement in form that has seen the Hammers fly up the league into 11th place, and they will look to continue their winning streak against Leicester on Saturday.

A win on New Year’s Eve for Carroll and the rest of his teammates could see West Ham climb as high as eighth in the Premier League table, if Watford, West Brom and Southampton drop points.

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