Tuesday, 5th February, 2013

West Ham striker Andy Carroll insists the Hammers will travel to face Aston Villa at the weekend full of confidence and feeling fresh.

Carroll scored the only goal of the game at the weekend as West Ham beat Swansea City 1-0 at Upton Park. For the striker, on loan from Liverpool, scoring was a big boost as he rose highest to head the ball home.

Now the Hammers will be looking to follow up that victory with another positive result, when they travel to Villa Park to face Aston Villa on Sunday.

With West Ham still only nine points off the drop zone, Carroll knows they still need to be picking up points to avoid being sucked into trouble.

"We’ve been unlucky with the run of games that we’ve had. We’ve had chances to win games which we haven’t taken, but we kept at it. All the lads kept their heads in training and it showed on Saturday that everyone wants to get a run going", he told his club’s official site.


"All the lads are buzzing so it’ll be good to go out at Villa, after an eight-day break between games to re-charge, and do exactly what we did today hopefully.

"We’ve still got to work hard and keep at it to get more points in the games coming up. It’s not over by a long shot, we’ve got to keep training as we’ve been training, and try to get a run going."

West Ham beat Aston Villa 1-0 earlier this season; they would welcome a repeat.

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