No matter how little truth there is in it, the rumour of Andy Carroll coming back to Newcastle on loan is sure to divide opinion.

I’d be amazed if there was any substance at all but I suppose the logic is…..big money signing struggling for games and goals at Liverpool, scousers rumoured to be after Darren Bent, old club Newcastle desperate for a striker, especially while their only decent one is away in Africa for up to two months.

Imagining Mike Ashley covering the ponytailed one’s eight/ninety grand a week would take some imagination but just say….as a fan would you have him back?

For many supporters it would be an emotive ‘NO’ but when we are told no striker will be bought in the transfer window and you look at our other striking options, if you aren’t worried then you should be.

So in the unlikely event of it happening, I’d have Carroll back without a doubt but what is your shout?