Rob Lee explains why he feels sorry for Mark Noble

Mark Noble

The West Ham skipper has been given the backing of another onlooker.

Rob Lee says he feels sorry for Mark Noble as he's been 'brilliant' for 10 years but been overlooked by repeated England managers, according to the London Evening Standard.

Roy Hodgson is yet to call upon the West Ham United captain - but he has opted for Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater.

And Lee feels Noble's ability to produce over a number of years means he deserves a cap more than Drinkwater.

Lee is quoted as telling 888 Sport by the Standard: "He’s been brilliant for ten years and I feel sorry for him.

"Leicester have had a great season and I’m a big fan of [Danny] Drinkwater but Mark Noble has been doing it for ten years so I think it's harsh on him. He needs a chance with England."

During England's last international match at Wembley, the Hammers faithful made their feelings clear in the stands, with some West Ham fans calling out for Noble's inclusion in the Three Lions squad.

Statistically, the West Ham midfielder is far superior to plenty of the alternatives but it does seem as though Hodgson simply doesn't want to pick any West Ham players.

A case in point is Aaron Cresswell. Yes, Danny Rose has been impressive this season. But there is absolutely no excuse for Cresswell not even receiving a call-up yet so far this term...

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