Danny Mills has backed West Ham striker Andy Carroll to be selected for the England squad that will play in the 2018 World Cup.
Carroll last played for the Three Lions in 2012 under Roy Hodgson who left his position after England’s first round elimination at Euro 2016.
Carroll scored an impressive brace on Tuesday and the Hammers recorded a 2-1 Premier League win over West Brom at the London Stadium.
Mills believes that the 6ft 3in striker could be a valuable addition to Gareth Southgate’s squad during the 2018 World Cup.
“I certainly think he would be a Plan B or a Plan C, whichever way you want to look at it,” Mills told Sky Sports News. “I mean aerially he is fantastic. He is still, without a doubt, one of the best headers of the ball in the Premier League.
“I think there is certainly room for him in the 23 – I think it’s his fitness [that is the only issue]. You need to take players who are on form, or fit, or offer something different.
“Certainly, he offers something different and if you need to nick a goal, if you need a set piece or need to put a ball into the box aerially, there aren’t too many better headers of the ball in Europe than Andy Carroll.”