"No brainer" - Trevor Sinclair gives verdict on West Ham's new captain Mark Noble

Trevor Sinclair has hailed West Ham's decision to make Mark Noble captain.

Former West Ham United midfielder Trevor Sinclair has praised the club's decision to appoint Mark Noble as the new captain at Upton Park.

Previous captain Kevin Nolan was released last month, meaning new manager Slaven Bilic needed to hand the armband to another player - but his decision never really seemed to be in doubt.

Midfielder Mark Noble, 28, has come up through the ranks with the Hammers, and has now racked up over 330 appearances for the club, having become the heartbeat of the midfield.

On Monday, Noble was handed the captaincy ahead of the victory over Newcastle United, and he celebrated with an assist for Dimitri Payet's opening goal.

Before the game, former West Ham star Trevor Sinclair took to Twitter to discuss the move, and it's fair to say that he is delighted.

Sinclair branded the move a 'no brainer', citing Noble's passion for West Ham as a huge reason why he deserves to be the new club captain.

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