Car­roll blasts Rodgers for fir­ing him out of An­field

Midweek Sport - - ON THE NOSE - By JON WEST

NOR­WICH striker James Vaughan wants to make his loan at Hud­der­s­field per­ma­nent.

Vaughan, 24, net­ted three times for the Ter­ri­ers in his first eight games and fans are im­pressed.

He said: “When I came I wasn’t wanted at Nor­wich.

“I’m en­joy­ing my time here and if the chance came up to stay I would def­i­nitely look into it.”

Vaughan’s es­tab­lished a part­ner­ship with an­other loan cast-off, Le­ices­ter’s Jer­maine Beck­ford.

Town coach Glynn Sn­odin said: “James and Jer­maine are both do­ing a great job for us.” ANDY CAR­ROLL has blasted Liver­pool boss Bren­dan Rodgers for not giv­ing him a “fair chance” at An­field.

The Eng­land striker is lov­ing life on loan at West Ham, where he is a big part of boss Sam Al­lardyce’s plans.

Rodgers fired the £35mil­lion man out of An­field as soon as he could af­ter tak­ing over from Kenny Dal­glish in the sum­mer

Car­roll said: “I haven’t had a fair chance at Liver­pool.

“I was re­ally told I should move to keep play­ing reg­u­lar football and then Sam wanted me here and told me I would be play­ing reg­u­lar games.

“So it was a no-brainer com­ing here to play.

“I didn’t re­ally get a chance there. A new man­ager came in and I wasn’t part of his plans.

“For me to play football, that was my chance to do that. That is why I am here at Up­ton Park.”

Rodgers doesn’t like play­ing with a big tar­get­man up front but Car­roll in­sisted there is more to his game than that.

He added: “I think I could fit into ev­ery sys­tem. I be­lieve in what I can do. He has his be­liefs and didn’t think that.

“For me it was bet­ter to move on in­stead of wait­ing for my chance – which he told me might not come.

“Com­ing here, I have got a great op­por­tu­nity to start games and score goals.


“I don’t think I have got a point to prove – that is the wrong way to put it.

“I know what I can do and the abil­ity I’ve got. I know what I am ca­pa­ble of.

“If other peo­ple don’t be­lieve it, that is fine. I just get on with it. But, at the end of the day, I know what I can do.”

The gi­ant Ge­ordie has yet to find the net for the Ham­mers, who thrashed Southamp­ton 4-1 at the week­end.

In fact, his last Premier League goal came back in April.

But Al­lardyce in­sisted: “Andy will score sooner or later. It’s not about him scor­ing, it’s about us win­ning.

“The old say­ing is if the front man plays well, the team plays well.

“Andy was putting more and more pres­sure on Southamp­ton and their de­fend­ers, and they cracked in the end.”

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