Andy Carroll excited to get back in the stands after Burnley red card

West Ham United striker Andy Carroll has today expressed his excitement at getting back in the stands after his red card against Burnley at the weekend.

The Hammers forward faces a suspension after being sent off for two quick fire yellow cards at Turf Moor on Saturday, in a game which Slaven Bilic’s struggling side drew 1-1.

Speaking to the club’s in-house media team today, the England international admitted that he is “chomping at the bit” to get back in his old seat and start doing what he does best.

“Obviously, as a footballer you’re aware that spending time on the pitch is something that will occur from time to time. It’s a part of the game and I accept that. But now, with this suspension looming, I’m just really excited to get back in the stands and to get some real sitting under my belt,” said Carroll, adding that the break from play is especially welcome given how little time he’s spent in the stands so far this season.

“I welcome it because, honestly, it’s such a great buzz for me. Sitting up there with my club suit on watching the match take place is what it’s all about. It’s like nothing else in the world. It’s what you dream about as a kid and whether it’s by injury or suspension, it simply feels good to be back where I belong.”