Mediawatch - 14 October

In the Newcastle Journal, 'close pals' of Andy Carroll have laughed off suggestions that he could return to his hometown club. The story reiterates Carroll's desire to repay the Hammers for their faith in him by returning from injury as soon as possible.

The Ilford Recorder's interview with Hammers assistant boss Neil McDonald features his view that the current squad is the best he has worked with during his time in E13.

The Mirror report that West Ham and QPR will battle it out for the signature of Lazio's Abdoulay Konko.

The Mail Online carry a video feature on Enner Valencia's stunning goal for Ecuador against the USA.

Finally, Givemesport run this light-hearted feature, in which they suggest a young Sam Allardyce resembled One Direction's Harry Styles.

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