Search

Big Sam happy with Carroll’s conduct amid Dublin assault allegations

13:56 07 December 2012

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce (left) hugs Andy Carroll (right) as he is substituted during the 1-0 defeat at Manchester United. Photo credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce (left) hugs Andy Carroll (right) as he is substituted during the 1-0 defeat at Manchester United. Photo credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

PA Wire

Sam Allardyce has leapt to the defence of on-loan striker Andy Carroll after the 23-year-old was questioned by police investigating an alleged assault on a photographer following the club’s Christmas party in Dublin last weekend.

West Ham have denied that Carroll had been involved in a physical confrontation and the manager today said he is happy with the conduct of his players.

The Hammers host Liverpool on Sunday but the England international would have been ineligible to feature against his parent club but faces between six to eight weeks on the sidelines with a knee injury.

On the incident in the Irish captial, Allardyce said: “I’ve got the details, all the statements. I suppose at the moment if the police are still some investigation going on I think I cant comment.

“All I know it was a huge aggravation by a photographer who became a pest. I’m happy with the way Andy and all the lads conducted themselves.

“If the photographer appeared to have been following them around for hours and hours and hours and hiding behind bins waiting for him to come out after he’s come out - then what will be will be.”

When asked if he had spoken to Carroll, Allardyce said: “Not really no, they had a good time and enjoyed themselves like they should do. They’ve come back and it’s built again a fantastic spirit in the team.

“The security guards have come out and given their statements and I’m happy with what they’ve said.”

West Ham will host Carroll’s parent club Liverpool on Sunday with all the focus Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is also unable to call on his main striker Luis Suarez.

The Uruguay forward picked up his fifth booking of the season for deliberate handball in last weekend’s win against Southampton and will sit out the game at Upton Park.

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Barking and Dagenham Sports News

Yesterday, 22:13
Edward Kennett of Lakeside Hammers (pic: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO)

Coventry Bees 57 Lakeside Hammers 33

Yesterday, 17:30
Paul Benson congratulates Craig Robson after scoring for Dagenham & Redbridge at Woking (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers attacker knows Robins will provide stern opposition

Yesterday, 16:49
London Lions have signed Derek Hall

Centre joins Copper Box outfit

Yesterday, 15:00
The new rugby season is almost here (pic: Mick Kearns/TGSPHOTO)

Ex-British & Irish Lions centre content with what he’s seen during pre-season

Yesterday, 12:30
Dagenham & Redbridge centre-back Craig Robson heads the ball towards goal at Woking (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers boss fully focussed on visit of Robins, but knows he may have to make changes for trip to U’s two days later

West Ham United's Winston Reid is brought down by Astra Giurgiu's Florin Lovin (right) during the UEFA Europa League - Play Off match at the London Stadium, London.

The Hammers were second best against Astra Giurgiu as they lost to them for the second year running

Thu, 17:00
Paul Benson of Dagenham & Redbridge and Michael Poke of Woking (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers forward has won four promotions in career and could be set for another

Thu, 16:26
Dagenham & Redbridge have offered scholar Tyrique Hyde a one-year deal (pic: www.daggers.co.uk_

Daggers teenager impressed during pre-season

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

You could win £15,000 to spend on either their mortgage or a deposit towards the home of their dreams

Wouldn’t it be lovely to have a period of time when you simply don’t have to worry about finding the money each month to pay your mortgage? When you don’t have to put money aside from your monthly income, or worry about having to afford other essential outgoings?

Which book character do you share cleaning habits with?

Whether you have more in common with put-upon Cinderella, emotionally turbulent Jane Eyre, or easily distracted Mole, you’re sure to appreciate that one lucky winner will receive four sessions of free cleaning. Enter our quiz for your chance to win. All runners up will get £10 off their first clean when making a repeat booking.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now