Kevin Nolan lauds Mark Noble's 'great job' so far as West Ham captain

Kevin Nolan

The 33-year-old has heaped praise on West Ham's current skipper.

Kevin Nolan has heaped praise on Mark Noble for the 'great job' he's done so far as West Ham United captain, according to the club's official website.

Nolan left West Ham last summer but will return for Noble's testimonial.

And he has lauded the 28-year-old for his work as skipper so far this season. West Ham currently find themselves fifth in the Premier League ahead of a weekend clash with another of Nolan's former clubs: Newcastle United.

Nolan told the West Ham site: "Nobes has done a great job as captain this season and I’m delighted that he has asked me to play in his Testimonial match in March.

"I’m really looking forward to it, because when you leave a Club you don’t get the chance to say goodbye and show your appreciation to the fans, your teammates and the staff for the support you have received."

It's interesting to note the feeling towards Nolan from West Ham fans. Before he left Upton Park, the 33-year-old was heavily criticised and supporters had grown frustrated with his presence in east London.

But that's where leaving at the right time comes in. Nolan perhaps left it a little late but, now that he's departed the Hammers, the veteran will likely be remembered in the right way - for his contribution at West Ham over the years.

Noble's testimonial should be an occasion to remember, while the current West Ham captain will likely have plenty more memories to cherish this season. The Hammers are flying.

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