O’Neill believes the return of Carew has handed the team a massive boost.
“The great thing about it is that John Carew now is getting really properly fit,” stated O’Neill. “He played nearly a full game up at Everton.
“Now, in the little training sessions that he has been doing recently, he has been really sharp. He is really raring to go, which is great.
“The two goals he has got after coming on as a substitute will also have given him a big boost of confidence.
“It is great to see him back when, in actual fact, you probably thought that it might have been really hard work coming back from the injury.
“John coming back and firing and going well with confidence high is great. I think that will be a major boost to us.”