Carroll wants to hit the ground running

I want to keep fit, score goals and perform week-in week-out. If I do that hopefully I'll get into the England team. If it comes with England, then it'll come.

Every footballer wants to win trophies too and I don't see why we can't the way our team is going.

Sam is a great manager and a great man. I enjoyed working under him at Newcastle and here too, so speaking to him over the summer, he was happy with the way I was last season and I'm looking forward to working with him again.

He only gives me confidence to go out there and show what I'm about.

– West Ham striker Andy Carroll speaking to the club's official website