Newcastle United boss Kevin Keegan has hinted Andy Carroll could be involved for this weekend's clash with Manchester United.

Keegan told the Evening Chronicle: "Andy didn't play on Monday because I've got him in the first-team squad and we didn't want him to get injured.

"He's done very well - I like him.

"He gives us something different to what we've got in the forward department.

"And that's why he's involved."

Reserve team coach Adam Sadler said: "Andy has got four goals in four games since returning from Preston on loan and has been pushing for a first-team chance.

"It would be great if he can do that at some stage."