Lunchtime Round Up: Carroll to make bench, Bacca staying at Milan, Antonio pledges future to Hammers

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Andy Carroll is set to return to the bench for tomorrow’s clash against Watford. (Daily Mail)

We all know how much better we are with Andy, but we are also capable of getting results without him. If he is fit enough to play then great, but I think we need to manage him so very carefully to prevent him getting injuries.

Shaka Hislop has urged Luke Shaw to leave Manchester United and join West Ham. (Express)

This would be a very unneeded and a very poor signing. He is injury prone and is still only young, and I do not even think he is that good. I think we should stay away from him.

Carlos Bacca’s agent has insisted that the Colombian striker will stay at AC Milan this summer. (Talksport)

I do not think we should go in for him again. We wasted too much time chasing him last year and we need to go for other targets. He messed us around last summer and I believe the board need to be smarter and move on.

Michail Antonio has brushed off rumours of a move by insisting that his future is at the London Stadium. (ClubCall)

I do believe that Michail is happy here and that he wants to stay. I feel he is at the perfect place right now and that there is no need for him to move. He is a massive part of our plans to move forward as a club.

Slaven Bilic says West Ham are a different force to what they were the last time they faced Watford in the league. (West Ham United)

We are exactly that. We are much better and more confident than what we were back in September. I am very excited about the game tomorrow.

Pedro Obiang says he is relishing a reunion with Walter Mazzari tomorrow. (West Ham United)

We need another top performance from Pedro tomorrow, and I am sure he won’t disappoint us. He deserves a new deal at the club for his outstanding performances this season.

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