ANDY Carroll has played his last game for Newcastle United after Steve Bruce confirmed he won't be re-signing for the club. 

The 32-year-old's contract came to an end in the summer and the Magpies boss has said the striker wants to go in search of regular first-team football.  

Carroll joined the club two years ago for a second spell on a free transfer from West Ham but, much like the majority of his career, struggled with persitent injury problems. In total he made 37 Premier League appearances and scored one goal in his second spell.

His contract came to an end in July and Bruce confirmed that he'll move on from his boyhood team. 

"He's out of contract. I had a conversation with Andy.

"I think he wants to go and play.

"I wish the lad all the best. I hope it goes for the rest of his career.

"He's certainly been a big help to me in the last couple of years, that's for sure."

In total, Carroll made 134 appearances for his hometown side across two spells and scored 34 goals. His first spell ended with a British transfer record move to Liverpool for £35m.

He then signed for West Ham United in 2013 where he spent six seasons with the Hammers before making a permanent switch back Newcastle United. 

Carroll also had nine England caps to his name along with two goals for his country. 

It remains to be seen where his next club will be with the tall striker going in search of regular first-team football as he enters the twlight years of his career.