West Ham captain Nolan: Carroll brings us alive

West Ham United captain Kevin Nolan admits Andy Carroll brings the team "alive".

West Ham United captain Kevin Nolan admits Andy Carroll brings the team "alive".

Carroll is still not fully fit following eight months out with a foot injury but underlined his importance to West Ham’s bid to stay in the Premier League when he played a major part in Kevin Nolan’s goals in a 2-0 win.

“Andy just keeps things alive and that is why we feed off each other so well,” said Nolan. “It has been my type of game to feed off a striker throughout my career.

“I’ve found it a bit difficult in the last six months not having a striker on many occasions but it is about being part of the team.”

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