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Wednesday 16 October 2019

Carroll's homecoming

Andy Carroll
Andy Carroll

Andy Carroll has completed a sensational deadline-day move back to Newcastle after being released by West Ham at the end of last season.

The 30-year-old former England striker has signed an initial one-year deal as he looks to put a miserable run of injuries behind him with the club at which he made his name before a £35million switch to Liverpool.

Gateshead-born Carroll said: "It feels very good. My friends and family are here, and it's the club that I support - it is home."

Carroll's return represents something of a gamble by Steve Bruce with the frontman still working his way back to fitness after ankle surgery.

However, if he can return to anywhere near the form he showed in the past it could prove to be a risk well worth taking.

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