Mark Noble reveals 'most enjoyable period' at West Ham

Mark Noble

The midfielder is delighted to be playing in the entertaining West Ham squad who have started the season so well.

Sam Allardyce has led the Hammers to three wins from their first seven games, moving the East London side into the top half of the table.

The biggest praise has come from performance levels above results, with Diafra Sakho, Alex Song and Stewart Downing excelling to bring a brand of highly fluid attacking football to the Boleyn Ground that characterises the history of West Ham Football Club, and it has brought praise upon Allardyce.

Hammers veteran Mark Noble, who has made over 300 appearances for his hometown club, has been impressed with the start to the season enjoyed, and, despite injury placing his position in the first-team under threat, he told the official West Ham website that the current spell at the club is the most enjoyable of his career.

The 27-year-old midfielder said: “As someone who has been here for many years, I can say that the start of the season has been one of my most enjoyable periods at West Ham United.

“The brand of football we've played and the performances we have put in have made it very enjoyable to be part of.”

Things are looking bright for the Hammers in the current situation, with a future move to the Olympic Stadium, as well as investment in the paying squad, raising hope that the club could challenge for European qualification in the coming years, and Noble is delighted to see the club attempting to fulfil its potential.

He added: “It was all well and good for the Joint-Chairman to say in the summer that he wanted us to play more entertaining football, but he then went out and put his hand in his pocket to bring good players into the squad.

“We're all talking about going to the new Stadium and being in the top six in the Barclays Premier League, but if you don't invest in the squad, that won't be the case.

“It is encouraging for everyone that we are doing that. We have brought in some very good, hungry players who want to play, want to learn and want to score goals, and it has boosted the whole place. I've said in the past that it's important that we continually improve the squad and it seems like we have done that.”

The Hammers will be looking to build upon their impressive start when they travel to Turf Moor to face Burnley on Saturday.

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