George Parris: ‘Carroll still believes he can make a big difference for us’

There was a lot made of Andy Carroll walking down the tunnel during the Man City game.

There was a lot made of Andy Carroll walking down the tunnel during the Man City game but it’s only natural that he was disappointed not to get on.

We were losing and he is a centre forward. You can see why he did it but, perhaps with hindsight, he might have stayed on the bench and then made his feelings known in the dressing room after the game, or privately to the manager the next day at training.

Had he done this, it wouldn’t have made any headlines. But It was still good to see that he wanted to get on and still has that belief he can have an impact. One of the players stopping Andy from getting much of a sniff is Marko Arnautović who rightly picked up Hammer of the Year.

I was at the Inter- Continental London at the O2 for the awards and in all honesty, you knew there was only one person who could win the title. There were others in the category but perhaps this is an indication of the season we’ve had, he’s really only been the main man for us.

Certainly after Christmas you felt he was the man to help save our season – credit to him for turning it around and showing us what he’s all about after a bad start.

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