Allardyce hails hitman Carew

17 October 2011 11:11
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce wants John Carew to stay on the goal trail and fire them to the top of the Championship.

Norway striker Carew goes into Tuesday night's clash with leaders Southampton on the back of three goals in his last three games.

Allardyce, whose side will leapfrog Saints with a victory at St Mary's, said: "When you are 6ft 5ins with that amount of ability and strength, he takes some stopping.

"He has a goal in his last three games, two for us and one for his country, and he is in a goal mood."

Allardyce played Sam Baldock alongside Carew against Blackpool on Saturday and the former MK Dons frontman hit his first two goals for the club in the resounding 4-0 win.

"That will give him a huge amount of confidence," added Allardyce.

Source: Team_Talk