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Carroll returns for Spurs clash - but Antonio out


Filed: Tuesday, 24th October 2017
By: Staff Writer


Andy Carroll is set to return to the starting XI when West Ham tackle Tottenham in the Carabao Cup tomorrow night.

The striker has been out of contention since being dismissed during the 1-1 draw at Burnley, but returns to spearhead United's attack in the fourth round tie, which is being staged at Wembley.

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However wide man Michail Antonio is ruled out after sustaining a rib injury in the 3-0 defeat at home to Brighton last Friday evening.

“We have Andy back in the squad," confirmed manager Slaven Bilic. "Michail will definitely be out tomorrow because he had a knock on his ribs in the first half against Brighton, but managed to play. It's very painful, so he'll be out.

“Then there are James Collins and Diafra Sakho, who start to train with us for the first time today."

The manager also confirmed that he hopes to make several changes to the team that were embarrassed by Brighton last weekend - including the reintroduction of former number one, Adrian, in place of loanee Joe Hart.

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"Some of them are new players, I was involved in them coming to the club and I rate them very highly," Bilic confirmed. It's a big part of my job to demand them to play better, and to help them to hit the form we want them to hit.

“We all have the same aim and same goal, both tomorrow and for the season. It's my job to help them and definitely to lead them."

Meanwhile Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has already confirmed that Tottenham's in-form striker, Harry Kane, is also likely to be rested.





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