West Ham striker Andy Carroll wants the chance to prove that he deserves a new contract with the London club.
Carroll, 29, has only made two substitute appearances for Manuel Pellegrini’s side this season and failed to start more than 15 league games in a single campaign in any of the five seasons before this one.
However, the former Newcastle and Liverpool striker feels he still has more to offer to West Ham.
“I’d like to stay,” Carroll told whufc.com.
“I’ve got a two-year option, it’s the club’s option. I’ll just see what happens.
“I’ve been injured so it’s not one of them where I can just pick up the phone and say ‘Give me a two-year deal’. I’ve got to prove it. That’s what I need to do. I need to get fit, get back in the starting line-up and prove I deserve it.
“I can sit here and talk about new deals at the end of the season and this and that but it ain’t going to change anything until I get on that pitch and do what I do.”
West Ham’s number 9 may not get much of an opportunity to prove his worth to Pellegrini this season with Marko Arnautovic, Javier Hernandez and Lucas Perez all currently ahead of him in the pecking order.