Mark Noble comments on bleak international prospects after another England snub

Mark Noble

West Ham United midfielder Mark Noble remains hopeful of representing England.

West Ham United midfielder Mark Noble has told the Daily Mail that whilst his chances of playing for England look unlikely, he will continue to push for a call-up.

Noble, 27, joined West Ham at the age of 11 and has made his way up through the ranks at Upton Park, to the point where he is now vice-captain of the Hammers.

The midfielder has been one of the most consistent performers under Sam Allardyce this season, and actually features in a position where England are short of bodies.

Noble has featured in holding midfield for West Ham this season, and with a lack of top defensive midfield players at Roy Hdogson's disposal, many expected Noble to be under consideration.

Yet for England's squad against Lithuania and Italy, Noble was left out - and was also overlooked when Adam Lallana pulled out through injury, with Hodgson handing a place to Tottenham's Ryan Mason instead.

Much like Stoke's Ryan Shawcross, it seems that no matter how well Noble plays for West Ham, he simply won't be given a call-up to the England senior side despite having 20 Under-21 caps to his name.

Now, Noble has told the Daily Mail that whilst he wants to play for England, he realises that it looks highly unlikely given yet another snub.

"I have made it clear what I think about the situation and I would love to play for my country," said Noble. "But obviously at the moment it doesn't look like it is going to happen."

"I will keep playing as well as I can at West Ham and enjoying it every week. You never know what will happen in the future," he added.

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