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Carroll preparing for full training with West Ham

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce has suggested Andy Carroll will be back in full training in the next few weeks. The England striker is on loan from Liverpool but has not featured since November due to a knee problem.

"It's a bit difficult to put an actual time on it but I would expect it will be no longer than a couple of weeks now," said the Hammers chief.

"He's doing some straight line running, has been doing that for a few days.

"If he doesn't feel anything then we'll progress on to interval running and change of direction, then introduce the ball, then hopefully come back with the players as soon as possible.

"It could be a few days. It could be a bit longer than that just depending on his progression day by day now."

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