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2013-02-20T15:19:00 Updated 2015-02-19T01:16:28

Carroll loving Hammers support

Andy Carroll has sung the praises of the Hammers fans ahead of Monday night's mouthwatering London derby with Tottenham Hotspur.

West Ham United take on Andre Villas-Boas' men looking to extend an unbeaten run of four games at the Boleyn Ground and Carroll is sure the home supporters will have a part to play.

Carroll is grateful for the backing he has received from the Hammers faithful, especially after spending a period of the season out injured, and he is keen to repay them over the last 12 games of the Barclays Premier League campaign.

He said: "I love football so I want to play - for myself, for the manager and for the team. I want to do as well as I can and play every week, so that's why I need to keep fit.

"I was feeling really good in the Swansea game. I'd been back in training and was raring to go, as were all the lads. I put myself about and got the winner.

"The fans have been very patient with me. They could have got on my back early doors, with me being injured, coming back and getting injured again and not scoring the goals that everyone had hoped I would score.

"To have them singing my name was excellent. I definitely didn't expect to hear a load of Londoners singing my name when I was growing up in Newcastle! Everyone has been great with me here."

To read more from Andy's interview, including the inspiration he took from his childhood heroes and his England ambitions, pick up a copy of the 100-page Commemorative Programme for Monday's Barclays Premier League visit of Tottenham Hotspur.

Priced at £4, a donation of 50p from the sale of each Programme will go to the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK. Order your copy today at www.programmemaster.com

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