Southgate is set to name his squad for the double-header against Germany and Lithuania at the end of March on Thursday and has striking problems to deal with after Harry Kane suffered an ankle injury against Millwall in the FA Cup quarter-final.
Wayne Rooney also missed Manchester United’s FA Cup defeat against Chelsea through injury and reports have suggested that Southgate will consider naming a bigger than normal party to deal with the injury crisis.
Carroll has just returned from a groin problem, but looked back to his best form in the early part of the year which included him scoring one of the goals of the season against Crystal Palace.
Southgate could now turn his attentions to the former Liverpool and Newcastle forward and Carroll feels he is good enough to compete on the international stage once again.
Carroll said: “Of course I want to be back in the England squad. I have got nine caps and I definitely want a lot more. Hopefully I can stay fit for West Ham, score more goals and hopefully it will come.
“It was unbelievable for me to play at the Euro Finals for my country. I managed to score, but taking that out of the equation it was still fantastic and a great trip.
“If I could be involved in the World Cup it would be fantastic.”
Carroll feels he can bring different qualities into the England set-up and says there are a number of players at West Ham like Michail Antonio and Aaron Cresswell who have also shown the quality this season to play for the national side.
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Carroll added: “It is nice when people say I should be in there and I do feel I can offer something a little different so hopefully fingers crossed I can keep working hard and the opportunity will come.
“The manager has been to a few of our games and a few of our players have a chance like Cressy and Michail. Hopefully I am one of them.”