The former Toon hero was jeered before being hauled off in his first return with parent club Liverpool last season.
Carroll stormed down the tunnel just moments after he was booked following a dive that saw him confronted by former team-mate Tim Krul in April’s 2-0 defeat.
Now the £35million hitman returns as a West Ham player on Sunday expecting another red-hot reception — but bidding for a different outcome.
England ace Carroll, 23, said: “I am looking forward to going home.
“I went back with Liverpool and I got a few boos and a bit of stick but it was all good.
“I want to go back now and hopefully win this time because last time I went we were beaten.”