West Ham: Andy Carroll says club can 'push for Europe'

Andy Carroll wins a towering header to West Ham
Carroll has missed the entire season so far with an ankle injury but has resumed training

West Ham striker Andy Carroll believes the east London club can qualify for European competition this season.

The Hammers have won their past three games and are fourth in the Premier League after Saturday's 2-1 win over Manchester City.

Carroll has been out all season with an ankle injury but is back in training.

"I think we can push for Europe. We're playing fantastically and I cannot wait to be a part of that," the 25-year-old told the club website.

"I think all the lads are positive about that and I know the gaffer is too.

"The gaffer has signed some great players and we're showing the quality we've got with the goals we're scoring - that's why we are where we are in the league."

Meanwhile, West Ham's top scorer Diafra Sakho, who has scored seven goals in seven games, could face up to four weeks out after sustaining a shoulder injury in the Upton Park side's triumph over the Premier League champions at the weekend.

West Ham travel to Stoke in their next Premier League game on Saturday.

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