West Ham captain Mark Noble announces another four players for his sold out testimonial

Mark Noble

West Ham United skipper Mark Noble has announced another four players to add to the list of faces turning out for his packed testimonial later this month.

The 28-year-old midfielder has spent his entire career with the Hammers, having progressed through their youth ranks and into the first-team set-up.

Since making his debut in 2005, Noble has played 353 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 honour last month and the fixture will take place at the Boleyn Ground on Easter Monday March 28th.

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.

List of legends confirmed

Noble and West Ham have been steadily drip feeding the confirmed list of club favourites set to feature for one last time at Upton Park.

The every-growing list includes the likes of Paolo Di Canio, Trevor Sinclair, Rio Ferdinand, Anton Ferdinand, Ian Bishop, Carlton Cole and Joe Cole.

And now the homegrown Hammer has revealed another four names who will be playing to a capacity 35,000 crowd.

His former teammates Lee Bowyer, Bobby Zamora, Paul Konchesky and Marlon Harewood will all take their places in a West Ham All Stars squad.

Noble took to social networking site Twitter to reveal the news, saying: "Buzzing to announce good friends Lee Bowyer, Bobby Zamora, Paul Konchesky and Marlon Harewood will play in my testimonial."

At least three of the four players will be welcomed back to Upton Park with open arms after playing their own important roles in the club's recent history.

Battler Bowyer

Bowyer was probably the least successful of the quartet during his time at West Ham, which like Noble were Bowyer's boyhood club.

Hampered by injuries and a lack of the goal threat he enjoyed at Leeds United, Bowyer played just 51 games in two spells spanning three and a half years in East London during which time he scored four goals.

While he always gave his all when he played for West Ham he will be remembered more for scoring for Birmingham City to help deny his old club a place in the League Cup final in 2011.

Bobby Dazzler

Bobby Zamora is another boyhood Hammer who realised his dream of playing for the club he supported.

He will always be fondly remembered in East London too after scoring 30 goals in 130 games over four seasons in the claret and blue including that play-off final winning strike against Preston North End at the Millenium Stadium in 2005.

The Brighton striker, who has seven goals from 22 games this season, is sure to get one of the biggest cheers of the day on his return.

Konch returns

Yet another boyhood Hammer who played alongside Noble between 2005 and 2007, helping the club to and scoring in that epic FA Cup final against Liverpool before being sold to Fulham.

Currently on loan at Queens Park Rangers from Premier League leaders Leicester City, Konchesky played 59 games for West Ham but left when Alan Curbishley - who he had previously fallen out with when the duo were together at Charlton - took over from Alan Pardew.

Marlon the Beast

In terms of value for money Marlon Harewood is right up there for West Ham. He cost Alan Pardew just £500,000 when he signed from Nottingham Forest back in 2003 and what a signing it proved to be.

Harewood, affectionately nicknamed the Beast by Hammers fans, scored a fantastic 47 goals in 142 games for the Hammers, including his memorable rocket of a winner in the club's FA Cup semi-final triumph over Middlesbrough at Villa Park in 2006.

The fans' favourite now plays for Nuneaton Town and runs his own car modification garage and is another who will get a hero's welcome at the testimonial.

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