West Ham's Andy Carroll set to miss Everton clash


West Ham boss Slaven Bilic is taking a "never say never" approach when it comes to the possibility of signing Chelsea captain John Terry.

"If someone is interested, for sure they will call the board and then we will speak about it but we will try to do everything to keep him at Everton next season". "He's been training with the rehab and fitness coaches for a week now and they have done good work on his fitness, so he is back and trained with us on Tuesday", he said.

"He's now a better striker for the team than he was at this time a year ago", Koeman told a news conference ahead of his team's trip to 13th-placed West Ham, who have landed only one victory in their last nine league games, on Saturday. "When the players play in front of their own fans they find themselves a little bit more comfortable but we go to West Ham and they still need points for this season", he told reporters.

There was speculation that Sakho did not travel after refusing to be a substitute at the Stadium of Light, but Bilic insisted there was no bust-up.

'We are pretty well covered in that position, we have quality and we have experience, but we will see.

The former England captain, 36, is ending his 19-year, trophy-laden career at Chelsea in the summer. We are showing that you can give good competition to the strong teams, the big teams, when they are not having a fantastic season. He's one of our most important players.

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The Hammers are well stocked at centre-back with Winston Reid, Angelo Ogbonna, Jose Fonte and James Collins among their options, but Bilic refused to rule out a move for Terry despite West Ham's rivalry with the Blues.

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Everton will also be looking for a late surge up the table but will be doing so from a much better position.

Missing, though, will be suspended pair Mark Noble and Sam Byram as West Ham bid to move further away from the bottom three where they have a nine-point cushion. We have in mind to win a game on Saturday and after that, to win a game next week.

But Adrian could now be in line for a dramatic recall as Bilic attempts to plug the holes in a defence which has let in more goals than rock-bottom Sunderland this season.