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Andy Carroll hopes West Ham move will improve his chances of going to World Cup with England
The 24-year-old completed his move to the London club on Wednesday after impressing on loan at Upton Park last season.
The former Liverpool man struggled to start under Brendan Rodgers and hopes that a permanent move will assist his chances of playing for England at the World Cup in Brazil in 2014.
"My aim is keeping fit, scoring goals and performing every week," Carroll said in the Daily Mail.
"If I do that I'll hopefully get in the England team. It's always important to play football for your country. If I play well and keep fit, I'm going to be playing every week. If it comes, England will come.
"Sam's [Allardyce] a great manager. It's always good when you've got somebody behind you. He gives me confidence to show what I am about."
West Ham start their Premier League campaign with a home game against Cardiff City.
Headlines for England this week
Andy Carroll admits that his move to West Ham United could improve his chances of playing at the World Cup next year.
Gareth Southgate is the overwhelming bookmakers' favourite to replace Stuart Pearce as England Under-21s manager.
The Football Association have confirmed that England Under-21 boss Stuart Pearce will not have his contract renewed.
Steve McClaren wants the Football Association to follow the likes of Italy and Holland by appointing an experienced head of youth development.
Sky Bet make Gareth Southgate favourite for England U21 job following the decision not to extend Stuart Pearce's deal.
Football Association general secretary Alex Horne has hailed England Under-21s manager Stuart Pearce's professionalism.
Rio Ferdinand had admitted he rejected the chance to rejuvenate his England career because it could have harmed his form at Manchester United.
Peter Taylor has urged an all-ages approach to the England Under-21s side after they were sent packing from Israel after losing all three of their European Championship games.
Michael Mancienne says he would like England manager Roy Hodson to consider him for selection to the senior side.
Tom Ince says that his desire should not be called into question following England Under-21s' disappointing showing at the European Championship.
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