Carroll primed for comeback

Ross McLean
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WEST Ham record buy Andy Carroll could be set for his first start since May as leading scorer Diafra Sakho is a major doubt for the Hammers’ clash at Everton tomorrow.

A back problem prevented six-goal Sakho featuring for Senegal on Wednesday, while Stewart Downing is also struggling with a knee injury, with the door potentially open for £15m man Carroll. “Andy is ready to start, but he is not 100 per cent fit,” said boss Sam Allardyce. “He is ready to go, as is Carlton Cole, and we have Enner Valencia, so we have good options.”