19:00 09 Aug 2019
The towering forward has joined the Magpies on a short-term deal after leaving West Ham United at the end of last season.
Carroll, 30, came through the ranks on Tyneside and scored 33 goals in 90 appearances for the club before joining Liverpool for a club-record £35m in 2011.
His time at Anfield, though, didn’t go as planned and after 11 goals in 58 games he joined the Hammers.
“I enjoyed the time I spent here, and hopefully I can carry on where I left off,” said Carroll.
“For me to get back to where I was, I think this is the only place for me.”
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He told Sky Sports: “When I put the shirt back on it will probably be a better feeling that it was the first time. It’s something I wanted for a long time and now it’s here.
“Playing for your boyhood team and going away, you realise what you had and missed. Coming back it’s something only dreams are made of,” he concluded.