Premier League - Carroll: I've enjoyed West Ham stay

Andy Carroll has enjoyed his time at West Ham and insists will always work hard for whichever team he is playing for.

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Premier League - Carroll: I've enjoyed West Ham stay

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West Ham United's English striker Andy Carroll (C) and Portuguese striker Ricardo Vaz Te (L) vie with Newcastle United's Ivorian midfielder Cheick Tiote (Reuters)

The 24-year-old is approaching the end of his season-long loan at Upton Park from Liverpool and, despite a couple of injury setbacks earlier in the campaign, the England international has impressed during his time in east London.

It remains to be seen if Carroll will pen a permanent deal with the Hammers, with financial constraints and a yearning from the player to prove himself at Anfield likely stumbling blocks.

But the former Newcastle striker, who was named as co-chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold's player of the year at West Ham's awards on Wednesday night, admits he has had a great season.

"Coming down here to London, it's a long way from home but I've enjoyed every minute of it," he told West Ham TV.

"I knew a few of the lads down here already and all the others have welcomed me into the squad, so it's been great.

"It doesn't really matter what happens, I will work hard for the team I am playing for. This season has been great for me.

"When I'm fit, I try my hardest and I run about and put myself about and I feel that's what I'm about - if I didn't have that then I would have lost half of my game."

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