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16th Mar, 2017 | 3:01pm

West Ham fans react on Twitter as 28-year-old is overlooked for England squad

By Will Butcher

West Ham fans are bemused on Twitter after Gareth Southgate decided not to give Andy Carroll his first England call-up since October 2012.

Carroll, 28, was in line to be selected by Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate after an impressive spell of recent form, with England set to face Germany and Lithuania.

England posted the team on their official Twitter account, including forwards Jamie Vardy, Marcus Rashford and Jermain Defoe instead of target man Carroll.

The Hammers are represented by Michail Antonio in the squad, while Aaron Cresswell and Mark Noble are also overlooked by Southgate.

Former Middlesbrough manager Southgate has decided to call-up four uncapped players in Nathan Redmond, Michael Keane, Antonio and James Ward-Prowse.

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West Ham fans criticised the decision on Twitter, with many frustrated that Southgate has decided to choose the likes of Rashford and Vardy over Carroll.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

The former Newcastle and Liverpool striker even pocketed the January goal of the month award for his acrobatic effort against Crystal Palace, during a 3-0 win.

West Ham’s number nine has scored four goals in his last six outings but will now be forced to remain in east London and train ahead throughout the international break.

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