Andy Carroll has hailed Teddy Sheringham's impact on West Ham's strikers, six months into the former players' role as an attacking coach at the club.
Sheringham embarked on his first off-pitch job in football in May 2014 and has been widely credited for the change in playing style, which has seen the Hammers rocket up the Premier League table.
New signing Diafra Sakho has already claimed a Player of the Month award, as West Ham sit in the Champions League places at the middle of December.
And now the impact of Sheringham has also been celebrated by Carroll, who scored twice in the recent Premier League win over Swansea City.
In an interview with Sport magazine, he admitted that Sheringham's impact has been crucial to their success.
Fist pump: Andy Carroll celebrates his first goal of the season against Swansea
The former-England man, who actually started his career at rivals Millwall, scored a total of 355 goals for nine teams, eight of which being in England, and a further 11 for the country.
Carroll said: “Teddy Sheringham has come in and he has us working on our movement around the box. That’s clearly had an impact on our runs to get on the end of crosses, and so on. He’s just sharpening everyone up.
"That’s just the way he used to play, being quick to react. That’s what we were doing, quick movement around the box and working on finishing. Obviously it’s got us moving a lot more and offering a lot more options, and it’s making a big difference.”
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Carroll also joked about the long-ball style of play, which West Ham were widely criticised for in time gone by.
He admits that the team do pump the ball up towards the strikers, but only because they like to play to the team's strengths. He describes the aerial threat as "another weapon".
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"Yeah, you get a bit of stick for putting the ball in the air and heading it,” Carroll laughs. “But it’s just another weapon, you know? Obviously we can pass it and open teams up, because we have been doing that this season. But we have a lot of players who are good in the air as well, so we’re going to use that."
West Ham host Leicester on Saturday afternoon, boosted by the news that the Upton Park club are looking to sign midfielder Alex Song on a permanent deal.
He admitted to a French newspaper earlier this week that he wants to stay at the club.