West Ham United skipper Kevin Nolan admits their season will depend on the fitness of Andy Carroll.

Carroll made just 15 appearances in the Premier League last year, scoring twice, after injuries took their toll and the Hammers finished 13th.

"We'll have the big man available for the whole of the season and that will be a big thing for us," said the skipper.

"I'm confident that if we can keep Andy fit, as well as introducing the signings we have brought in, this year is going to be a very good one for us."

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