Andy Carroll’s fine form of late has not gone unnoticed.

The Mirror are reporting that due to the lack of available striking options right now, England manager Gareth Southgate is considering calling up Carroll to fill the void.

Wayne Rooney missed Manchester United’s last game through injury and is considered in a deeper role for England these days, while the ankle ligament injury Harry Kane suffered last week will keep him out for the foreseeable future and Daniel Sturridge remains sidelined with a hamstring injury.

Southgate is expected to call up Marcus Rashford and Jamie Vardy to the squad on Thursday but has reservations over the fitness of Danny Welbeck who has been used sparingly by Arsenal after recovering from his latest spell in the physio room.

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Having been in attendance of several of West Ham’s last few games, Southgate has been making regular checks on the fitness of Andy Carroll who has scored four goals in his last six games, and there could even be a return to the squad for Michail Antonio.

Sunderland’s Jermain Defoe is also under consideration but there is increasing speculation that Carroll will get the nod tomorrow for the games against Germany and Lithuania next week.

Carroll scored in his last international appearance for England against Sweden at Euro 2012 but injuries have limited his availability over the last few years but now he’s fit and back in the goals he’s put himself back in the conversation.