Mark Noble a doubt for West Ham's trip to West Brom, striker returns

Mark Noble

West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce gave an injury update ahead of his side's clash with West Bromwich Albion tomorrow night. He confirmed Enner Valencia's return to the squad.

Mark Noble is a doubt for West Ham United's game against West Brom tomorrow evening according to manager Sam Allardyce, but the Hammers have received an injury boost ahead of their clash against the Baggies.

Allardyce confirmed that forward Enner Valencia will return to the squad after injury as West Ham go in search of another win to continue their promising start to the season.

The Hammers' boss said ahead of their trip to The Hawthorns: "We've got a bit of fatigue when it comes to a Tuesday game. The biggest doubt is Mark Noble who had another kick on his calf.

"Enner Valencia comes back into the squad and it's about picking a team with the physical capabilities to come out again on a Tuesday."

Despite their good start to the season, which sees the Hammers a point off the Champions League places following their 1-0 win over Newcastle United at the weekend, Allardyce says the side's targets have yet to change.

He said: "We haven't revised our targets yet - they'll be revised if we're in the same position at the end of January.

"This is a massive time of the season when there are many points up for grabs."

Allardyce was also full of praise for Noble, who notched up his 205th top flight game for the club during the win over Newcastle on Saturday.

He said: "For Mark Noble at 27 it's a fantastic achievement to reach the number of Premier League games he has for the Club."

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