Andy Carroll aiming for England recall

Carroll aiming for England recall
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West Ham United striker Andy Carroll admits that England's qualification for the World Cup has provided further motivation to return from injury.

West Ham United striker Andy Carroll has revealed that his long-term target is to regain his place in the England squad.

Carroll has yet to feature this season due to a heel injury, but the former Liverpool targetman hopes that he can force himself into Roy Hodgson's plans when he makes his return later in the season.

The 24-year-old told the Daily Mail: "The lads did a great job and it's brilliant that England will be in Brazil.

"It also gives me something to aim at and, once I get back playing, I might have a chance of breaking back into the squad.

"The first objective, of course, is to get back playing well for West Ham. I want to do that because they've been so supportive but if England follows, that would be good, too."

Carroll has scored two goals in nine appearances for England.

England manager Roy Hodgson prior to kick-off in the World Cup qualifier against Ukraine on September 10, 2013
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