Allardyce pleased with Carroll call-up

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By: Alex Lowe
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce today welcomed Andy Carroll's international call-up as the perfect solution for both club and country.Carroll has been named in the England squad to play San Marino and Poland, despite a hamstring injury limiting him to just one start for the Hammers this season.Allardyce believes a stint with England will improve Carroll's match fitness - providing Roy Hodgson takes good care of him.