Carson warns of Carroll threat

31 March 2011 01:30
Scott Carson has warned West Brom to be on their guard against an on-song Andy Carroll during Saturday's clash with Liverpool after the striker this week netted his first England goal. The Baggies goalkeeper was on the England substitutes' bench at Wembley on Tuesday night when Carroll found the net with a low drive in the 1-1 draw with Ghana. Now the Baggies will have to contain Kenny Dalglish's £35million capture at the Hawthorns. Carson told Press Association Sport: "Andy Carroll scored a great goal for England on Tuesday night, so he'll be full of confidence and it's going to be a difficult game, no question about it. "Maybe the goal for Andy came at the wrong time from our point of view but everyone knows he's a handful and everyone knows his strengths. We've got to prepare for them and hopefully we can keep our own form going. "Everyone thinks he's a big target man really but I think he showed against Ghana on Tuesday, in the way he came short for the ball and was laying off short balls, that he's got great feet. "He showed his game is not all about people hanging the ball up to him to go and attack headers. He's a top player so we're going to have to be on our guard."

Source: PA