England are ready to recall West Ham United striker Andy Carroll.

The Sun says boss Roy Hodgson is sending assistant Ray Lewington to run the rule over Carroll on Saturday when West Ham take on Newcastle.

It is expected to be a feisty encounter at Upton Park with Hammers star Carroll fired up to do well against his former Toon team-mates.

The hitman, on loan from Liverpool, has netted four goals in his last five games.