Trevor Sinclair makes desperate appeal to former West Ham teammate Paolo Di Canio on Twitter

Paolo Di Canio At Upton Park

Former West Ham United hero Trevor Sinclair has made a desperate appeal to club legend Paolo Di Canio on Twitter.

West Ham captain Mark Noble was recently awarded a testimonial after spending his entire career with the Hammers, having progressed through their youth season and into the first-team set-up.

Since making his debut in 2005, Noble has played 340 times for the East London side, and his dedication was rewarded at the beginning of the season when head coach Slaven Bilic named him captain.

The club announced the current side will take on a West Ham All Stars team at the Boleyn Ground on Easter Monday March 28th.

Speculation rife over Mark Noble testimonial legends

Since the announcement speculation has been rife as to who would be invited along.

Last month we took a detailed look at how the West Ham All Stars side could line-up for what promises to be a fitting fixture in the club's last ever season at their beloved Boleyn Ground home of 112 years.

Sinclair will join the likes of Rio Ferdinand and a host of others from over the years to turn out at Upton Park one last time.

One name yet to be confirmed is that of the legendary Paolo Di Canio, who in recent years managed Sunderland and Swindon Town.

The controversial Italian played 118 games for the Hammers over four years scoring 48 goals and making many more.

The former Sheffield Wednesday, Celtic and Charlton Athletic striker is working as a pundit back in his home country nowadays having been unceremoniously sacked as manager of Sunderland in 2013.

Sinclair's Twitter plea

But now Sinclair has taken to social networking site Twitter in a bid to reignite the formidable partnership the pair forged for the Hammers, a partnership which saw the winger set Di Canio up for one of the club's best ever goals.

Sinclair posted a message to Di Canio's Fox Sports account on Twitter with a plea for him to play in the much anticipated game.

"Paolo I need you to join me and play at Upton Park and for the West Ham fans one last time for Mark Noble's testimonial."

The tweet was picked up by the Fox Sports account as it was retweeted soon after.

Now Hammers fans wait with baited breath for a response from one of their all-time heroes as what promises to be a great celebration of all things West Ham edges ever closer.

Who knows Upton Park could be graced by another moment of perfection like their classic Premier League goal against Wimbledon back in 2000.

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