Andy Carroll has forgotten almost all the rules of football

WEST Ham striker Andy Carroll has returned from injury but has been asking teammates elementary questions about football.

Teammates revealed Carroll watched yesterday’s training session with childlike wonder, as if he was experiencing a brand new world.

Central defender James Tomkins said: “He was asking what the six-yard box is and why we were all wearing claret shirts.

“A lot has changed since Andy last played a game. There’s some new faces, a new kit and we’ve changed our name from Thames Ironworks.”

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic said: “At the moment we’re focused on making sure he doesn’t pick up the ball and try to eat it.”