West Ham United striker Andy Carroll has returned to training after apologising to manager David Moyes for leaving the substitutes’ bench in Sunday’s 4-1 defeat to Manchester City.
The 29-year-old was overlooked by Moyes as he made a triple substitution against City, instead bringing on Javier Hernandez, Joao Mario and Arthur Masuaku in the second-half, and stayed in the dressing room until the end of the match.
His behaviour irked Moyes who spoke to Carroll after the incident and sent him home from training. However, the striker is believed to have apologised, meaning the matter has been resolved. The focus will now be on Saturday’s trip to face Leicester City.
Carroll has recently returned from an ankle injury that kept him out for three months and has been limited to cameo appearances from the bench as he builds up his match fitness. He was given a handful off minutes against Stoke City (April 16) and Arsenal (April 22) and was left on the bench against Man City a week later.
He can’t have been too shocked to miss out against City given he’s been sidelined for the majority of the season, making just 14 Premier League appearances, but Carroll will now be in contention to start against Leicester on the weekend.
West Ham currently sit 15th in the Premier League table, three points clear of the relegation zone after 35 games.