Andy Carroll’s second stint at Newcastle United looks likely to come to an end this summer as he’s struggling for playing time and is out of contract at the end of June, so Read Newcastle have taken a look at one of the best moments of his career – his breakthrough season in the Championship.  

Newcastle suffered relegation from the Premier League in 2008/09, but Carroll’s emergence was one silver lining. The 32-year-old, who was 19 at the time, scored three goals and made one assist in 14 games, but his potential led him to become a regular the following season.

Newcastle being in the Championship meant Carroll would make light work of his opposition each week. He went on to score 17 goals with 12 assists in 39 league games as the Magpies earned promotion back to the Premier League as champions with 102 points from 46 games.

Unfortunately, things haven’t gone to plan for Carroll on his return to the Tyneside, scoring just one goal in 18 league games this season while amassing a paltry 381 minutes of football, but fans won’t forget the good things he did for the club.

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