Rio Ferdinand posts photo in West Ham training kit ahead of Mark Noble's testimonial

Rio Ferdinand

Rio Ferdinand makes his West Ham return on Monday.

West Ham United midfielder Mark Noble has his testimonial game for the club on Monday evening - and Rio Ferdinand will be taking part.

Noble, 28, has spent his entire career with the Hammers, and as he comes towards the end of his 12th season in the first team, the midfielder will now be rewarded with a testimonial game.

Hammers heroes such as Paolo Di Canio, Trevor Sinclair and Julian Dicks will all be on show, as well as more recent players like Matthew Etherington, Ravel Morrison, Carlton Cole, Craig Bellamy, Scott Parker and Yossi Benayoun in what should be a great celebration of Noble's career with the Hammers.

One other player involved will be Rio Ferdinand, who started his career at Upton Park, making more than 150 appearances for West Ham before moving on to Leeds United back in 2000.

The former centre back, now 37, hung up his boots last summer having ended his playing days with Queens Park Rangers, and has been working as a pundit during his retirement.

Now though, Ferdinand will return to Upton Park to play in Noble's testimonial, just as he did for Tony Carr's testimonial back in 2010, and took to Twitter to post a photo ahead of the match.

The image showed him in a West Ham training kit more than 15 years since leaving the club, and the ex-England star was also happy to return to playing and get his boots back on, after almost a year away from the pitch.

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