Newly appointed West Ham manager David Moyes will take charge of his first game away at Watford on Sunday 19th November, but he is already getting advice from external advisers about team selection.
Speaking to BBC Radio 5 former Irons' manager Harry Redknapp advised Moyes to pick the imposing England international striker regardless of concerns from the club's faithful about the impact this has on their desired style of play.
The experienced manager, who is currently out of work after losing his job at Birmingham City in September, believed West Ham's best performance of a demanding campaign was at home to newly promoted Huddersfield Town with Carroll leading the line.
Redknapp explained: “The best I’ve seen West Ham play this season was the Huddersfield game at home,
“When Andy Carroll plays they handed it to him at every opportunity, when they got in the final third. He dropped it down, the little guy Hernandez was lively and running off him and getting around him, and if that’s effective then that’s the way you’ve got to play.
“If I was there now I’d have to be honest, you’d get that style.”
Moyes, will be well aware that his appointment has not be gratefully received by the majority of fans at the London Stadium with many questioning the logic in the decision.
The former Manchester United and Sunderland manager needs to hit the ground running by getting West Ham's dreadful start to the season back on track. Currently, they find themselves languishing in the Premier League relegation zone, but encouragingly only one point away from rivals above them.