West Ham striker Andy Carroll is set return to action for the Hammers’ trip to Stoke City in the Premier League next weekend.

That’s according to club co-chairman David Gold, who has taken to social media to bring fans the news of the striker’s potential return and to pass judgement on the 0-0 draw with Everton at the weekend.

Slaven Bilic’s side picked up a much-needed point against a resolute and in-form Toffees outfit at the London Stadium, with the draw all but confirming the club will play in the top flight once more next season amidst lingering questions of being drawn into a relegation dogfight.

Carroll was ruled out of the game against Ronald Koeman’s side after bizarrely injuring himself mis-kicking the ball in last week’s 2-2 draw with Sunderland; the injury saw him struggling with an abductor muscle problem but he is set to return to face Mark Hughes’ men at the bet365 Stadium.

Using his Twitter account, which has 178,000 followers, Gold said of the result against the Merseysiders: “We were more solid in defence and we looked more threatening when Diafra Sakho came on. We also had eight senior players unavailable for the game.”

Then when a fan asked the Hammers supremo of the position concerning Carroll, he tweeted: “Andy Carroll should be available for the game against Stoke.”

Meanwhile, it is being reported that West Ham are weighing up a summer move for Fleetwood Town keeper Alex Cairns, 24, who has impressed Slaven Billic with 15 clean sheets in 24 games. Bilic dropped Darren Randolph for the game against Everton after a couple of costly blunders against the Black Cats and Adrian replaced him.

The story follows a tale linking West Ham with Trabzonspor keeper Onur Kivrak, 29, who has kept 13 clean sheets in 27 appearances this season.