Kevin Nolan shares his hopes about Newcastle and West Ham

Kevin Nolan played for both Newcastle United and West Ham United.

Kevin Nolan has written on West Ham United’s official website that he is delighted to see his former club doing well at the moment.

West Ham are fifth in the Premier League table at the moment with 35 points from 21 matches.

The Hammers are just a point behind Tottenham Hotspur, who are currently fourth and occupy the final Champions League spot.

Nolan, who is without a club at the moment, left the London outfit in the summer of 2015. The former Bolton Wanderers midfielder is delighted to see West Ham doing well.

“It is great to see the club striving forward,” the 33-year-old has written on West Ham’s official website. “When you look at where we were five years ago when I arrived, the club was in a bit of a sorry state and everyone was feeling sorry for themselves.

“Since then, everyone has really executed well and we are now in a really exciting year for everyone associated with the club – West Ham are playing great stuff, are fifth in the table and looking comfortable against every team they face.”

West Ham will face Newcastle United away from home at St. James’ Park in the Premier League today.

Nolan also played for Newcastle, and he hopes that the Magpies retain their top-flight status for next season.

“I’ll be watching the game at one of my other former clubs, Newcastle United, on Saturday, and I am anticipating an exciting 90 minutes,” wrote the Englishman.

“Newcastle came back well against Manchester United on Tuesday, but I think they play open and West Ham can exploit them with their counter-attacking style.

“As my last club, I want West Ham to do well this year, but I also want Newcastle to stay up, which I am sure they will do with the quality they have up there.”

Newcastle are second from bottom in the Premier League table at the moment with 18 points from 21 matches.

Steve McClaren’s side are a point behind 17th-placed Swansea City and are in danger of getting relegated to the Championship at the end of the season.

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