Newcastle United striker Andy Carroll is set to miss the game against West Ham United on Saturday, according to a report by The Evening Standard.

The vast majority of fans were hardly surprised that the 30-year-old striker is set to miss the match against the Hammers, with most of them finding it quite funny.

Carroll has made four appearances for Newcastle United this season, all of them being from the bench. The Englishman is yet to score and has a rather poor WhoScored average rating of just 6.27/10, although that might be expected with just 89 minutes of action on the clock.

Andy Carroll signed a one-year deal with the Magpies in August following his release from the London Stadium outfit.

Since his return, the 30-year-old has been pretty ineffective when handed the opportunity, as his shots per game average currently sits at 0.3 and his pass success rate stands at 65.2%, according to the data per WhoScored.

One fan stated: ‘I’d be more surprised if he played’ which appeared to echo the majority of the thoughts held by supporters ahead of this weekend’s encounter.

A selection of Twitter reaction to the comment can be seen below: