Former West Ham star: We must secure Andy Carroll signing before someone else does

Kenny Brown, Barnet lead development coach

Kenny Brown, Barnet lead development coach - Credit: PA Archive/Press Association Images

Ex-Hammer Kenny Brown is a great admirer of the Liverpool loan striker

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea (centre) catches the ball ahead of West Ham United's Andy

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea (centre) catches the ball ahead of West Ham United's Andy Carroll (left) - Credit: EMPICS Sport

On the 21st anniversary of his winning goal in a famous 1-0 victory for the Hammers over Manchester United, Kenny Brown spoke exclusively to the Recorder about Andy Carroll.

The former West Ham favourite has urged his former club to do everything they can to retain the services of star striker Andy Carroll.

The £35 million Geordie has impressed since joining the Hammers on a season-long loan from Liverpool and has been involved in five goals in the past four games.

Brown, the lead development coach at League Two club Barnet, has praised the impact made by Carroll who is proving a hit with the Upton Park faithful.

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“He gives West Ham that extra edge.” he said. “When he is on his game he is a real handful.”

“The fans have really taken to him, they love someone like that, an old-fashioned number nine and I’m sure the club will want to keep him.”

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Brown believes West Ham must act quickly to try and strike terms with Liverpool for Carroll or risk missing out on him.

“If he ends the season like he’s playing now there’s going to be a lot of interest and a number of clubs in for him,” he said. “If they can get him it will be a great coup.”

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