West Ham United striker Andy Carroll, has said that the Hammers are "ready to get it started" ahead of their Europa League clash with NK Domzale.
Getting back in the groove
Carroll made his return to the senior side as Slaven Bilic took his side to Austria for the club's pre-season tour.
He made his first appearance since their tour of the US, and made a instant return when they took on Karlsruher SC.
Carroll scored the first goal, in the Hammers 3-0 victory over the German side, and Carroll said that the side are raring to go into the new season.
He told whufc.com: “It was good to get an hour in on Saturday" and was "good to get a goal and our first win of pre-season as well" and that the "results don’t matter at this time of year but it’s obviously still nice to win."
Carroll concluded: “We’ve had five games now so I think we’re ready to get it started" and "it’s important that we had those games to get everyone fit, and the training has been hard as well so the lads are looking forward to Thursday."
The only negative that came from Saturday's defeat, was the injury of full-back of Aaron Cresswell.
It has now been revealed that Cresswell will be out for three or four months, with a knee ligament injury.
Head of Medical and Sports Science Stijn Vandenbroucke, said: “Whatever course of action we decide to take, Aaron faces a period of rest, followed by treatment and rehabilitation and he will be out for a period of between three and four months."
West Ham United will take on NK Domzale in the third qualifying round of the Europa League on Thursday, July 28 with kick-off at 4pm BST.