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Newcastle icon Ferdinand excited by Carroll potential

Newcastle United icon Les Ferdinand is convinced of big things ahead for Andy Carroll.

Ferdinand has been as excited as any Toon fan by rising star ­striker Carroll.

"He is a traditional No.9," said 'Sir Les'. "He is good in the air like me, though I wish I'd had his pace! But like Alan and me, he has that determination that the Newcastle fans love."

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