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Hodgson 'scared to recall Carroll'

April 19, 2013
By ESPN staff
England coach Roy Hodgson is "scared" to recall striker Andy Carroll because of the reaction that decision might get, West Ham boss Sam Allardyce has claimed.

Carroll, 24, on loan at the Hammers from Liverpool, has produced a string of impressive recent performances but has not played for England since coming on as a substitute in the 5-0 win over San Marino at Wembley last year.

Allardyce believes Hodgson fears an international recall for Carroll would lead to critics accusing ...

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