Name: Andy Carroll
With five goals and one assist to his name last month; including a sensational seven-minute hat-trick, Andy Carroll snatches the Hammers’ Player of the Month award from midfielder Mark Noble.
The 27-year-old; who earned plenty of plaudits throughout April, with some suggesting he deserves an England call-up for Euro 2016 this summer, took his goalscoring tally to nine goals in all competitions last month as West Ham United go in search of securing European football at their Olympic Stadium next season.
Carroll, who remains the club’s club-record signing (£15m), kicked off his goalscoring streak with an exquisite treble against Arsenal at the Boleyn Ground, salvaging a precious point for Slaven Bilic’s men on April 9.
The towering striker then netted in the next two consecutive games – firstly coming off the bench to equalise from the penalty spot against Premier League champions Leicester City, then finding the back of the net once more in West Ham’s comfortable 3-1 victory over Watford.
The ex-Liverpool and Newcastle United star then wrapped up his fruitful month by setting up Noble’s second strike against West Brom at the weekend, meaning Bilic’s men lie just one point behind fifth-placed Manchester United with three games remaining.