‘Carroll still lacking fitness’

first_imgEngland World Cup hopeful Andy Carroll is still suffering from a lack of sharpness and fitness after missing the first five months of the season through injury, according to West Ham boss Sam Allardyce. Carroll moved permanently to Upton Park for a club record £15million before the start of the campaign, but the powerful centre-forward was ruled out until January with a foot problem. Encouraging performances on his return contributed to an improvement in West Ham’s results, but Carroll has scored only twice in his 13 appearances and his form has faded of late. Press Association The 25-year-old will be targeting a place in England’s 23-man World Cup squad in June, but Allardyce admits Carroll is still catching up after his spell on the sidelines. “He’s not 100 per cent,” Allardyce said. “He’s had no pre-season at all, he’s worked very hard, but getting into games at this stage of the season after so long out is hard. “It’s hard to get that ultimate sharpness that you need. Hopefully he can find it. “He looked sharp when he came back. His enthusiasm and the energy from being so pleased to be back with us carried him through, but that catches up with you when you’ve been out for so long. “A little bit of fatigue kicks in. We’ve got to work through it and hopefully he can finish the season by scoring a few goals for us.” West Ham’s five senior strikers have netted just 11 league goals this season between them while the club’s top scorer is a midfielder – Kevin Nolan with seven. Allardyce believes the Hammers, currently 12th in the table, would be finishing the season in the top half had Carroll been fit and insists the club need to bolster their attacking options in the summer. “What we need to do is find an alternative type of front man that scores a few more goals, we’ll have to do that,” Allardyce said. “If Andy had been with us all season, we’d be top half, I’m convinced about that. “Carlton Cole has done a fantastic job but it took him a long time to get going because he didn’t join us until after the January window had shut, and Modibo Maiga has struggled since he’s been here unfortunately. We would have hoped he’d have done better. “I’m convinced the front man is the key to how you do in a season, and if we had Andy out on the pitch, match-fit and scoring the goals we know he can with Kevin Nolan, I think we’d be a lot further up the table than we are now.” last_img read more

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JOB VACANCIES: DONEGAL NURSING HOME SEEKING TO RECRUIT NEW STAFF

first_imgJOB VACANCIES: Aras Mhic Shuibhne, a prestigious and highly reputable nursing home is currently recruiting new staff to become part of their dedicated, dynamic, and committed workforce. The state-of-the-art nursing home facility is located in Mullinasole, which is just five minutes from Donegal Town.Role: Care Assistant – Full Time (Permanent) Job Requirements:• HealthCare Fetac Level 5 or equivalent.• Essential Communication and Interpersonal Skills• Flexible to work 12 hour shift work. Role: Staff Nurse (for forthcoming post)Job Requirements:Should be fully registered with NMBI (ABA) and on the live registerProven clinical competence in the care of the older adult and a genuine interest in this area of nursing.Must have excellent clinical skills and a good knowledge of HIQA standards Flexible to work 10-12 hour shift workCandidates may forward their CV and application via email to [email protected] candidates can post their CV’s to the following address.Jennifer Furey, Director of Nursing,Aras Mhic Shuibhne,Mullinasole,Co Donegal.JOB VACANCIES: DONEGAL NURSING HOME SEEKING TO RECRUIT NEW STAFF was last modified: May 6th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalhomeJob VacancyjobsnewsNursingStafflast_img read more

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