Andy Carroll has only been at West Bromwich Albion for three months, but he’s had a big impact on and off the field. That’s according to teammate Dara O’Shea who was full of praise for the 33-year-old when speaking to the Express and Star.

Carroll has made 14 Championship appearances this season, scoring three goals. He’s created 10 chances, won 101 aerial duels, had 30 shots, made 17 clearances, been fouled 20 times and averages 20 passes per game.

The former England international is adept at linking the play and holding up the ball for teammates to join the attack, so West Brom have an outlet when he features.

O’Shea hailed Carroll’s impact on the pitch, but he also noted how good he’s been on the training ground. He said: “I wouldn’t want to come up against (him). Andy is a great guy and an unbelievable player.

“Everyone has seen what he offers us as an outlet. We can play football but we can also hit him which gives us two styles to our play. Since he has stepped in the door he has been first class with the lads in training.

“He is such a big presence that he tends to take two defenders with him. I’m buzzing to have him here and to be able to learn from him.”

Carroll was signed on a short-term deal late in the January transfer window as Daryl Dike picked up an injury not long after his own arrival, but he might be handed a deal beyond this summer.

The 33-year-old looks a shrewd acquisition on low wages and has put in some fantastic performances, so it’s low risk for West Brom to extend his contract until the end of 2023.

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