West Ham United chief Karren Brady has declared they hope to sign permanently on-loan Liverpool striker Andy Carroll.

Brady wrote in The Sun: "Sam Allardyce thought Carroll was exactly the goods he wanted - a striker with strength and power.

"I'm glad to say here today the Hammers fans show how much they appreciate Carroll's attitude to his work.

"They recognise his quality and see him as a working lad with a giant heart. For what we hope is not going to be a temporary cause."