West Brom manager Steve Bruce intends to discuss Andy Carroll’s contract expiration

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Bruce intends to address the approaching expiration of Andy Carroll’s contract with the Championship club, as he indicated in an interview with Sportsmen.

The towering forward, who signed a short-term contract at The Hawthorns in January, joined Reading after an outstanding two-month stint with the Royals. Since moving from Berkshire to the Midlands, the 33-year-old has scored three times in 15 outings, demonstrating that he is more than just a striker.

Carroll’s physicality and great link-up play have piqued the interest of West Brom fans thus far, and his attacking intelligence has been on display for all to see. Bruce explained about Carroll’s status as his contract with the Baggies expires: “We have got him. We need to take a look at that scenario. I’m conscious that we have big Zohore and Dike, so it’s about finding the proper balance.”

I’ll look into that and see what we have. But he (Carroll) has not harmed himself. He’s done well since he arrived, and it’s fantastic to see him fit in. Andy Carroll is a menace when he’s fit, as I’ve always stated.

I believe it is critical that we sit down in the coming week or two and make those difficult decisions. We’ll see what happens. Carroll has had a decent stay with the Baggies thus far, despite not being particularly prolific.

However, the seasoned forward is much more than a goal scorer, as he possesses a lot of desirable qualities that make him a serious threat in West Brom’s front line.

It remains to be seen what Carroll’s future holds, with the 33-year-old proving he can make an impact on a team with high hopes. It will be fascinating to see if Carroll’s prospective availability alerts any Championship clubs, given his performances, but it is likely to come down to pay demands.

Bruce revealed that his pre-season plans are nearly complete, with discussions about multiple pre-season friendlies and an international training camp well underway. Due to the mid-season World Cup, the 2022–23 season is set to begin in late July. The Baggies’ players are expected to report for pre-season training in the third week of June.

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