Mark Noble has a concern about West Ham United

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The Hammers have enjoyed a fine first season under Slaven Bilic.

Mark Noble has admitted his major concern about West Ham United is that people have forgotten they are a work in progress, in comments made to the club’s official website.

The Hammers have enjoyed a fine first season under Slaven Bilic as they have competed at the top of the table throughout.

The currently sit sixth in the league and eight points behind Arsenal in fourth with a game in hand, meaning a place in the top four is still mathematically possible.

Even if they don’t make it in, it has still been an impressive season for them, although Noble admits he fears that has made people forget they are still a work in progress.

“We want to try not to run before we can walk,” he told the club’s official website.

“My one concern is because we've had such an amazing season and some of the highs we've had here and it's the most important in the club's history, we forget we're still a work in progress.”

“We are still going to have new players coming in and players leaving and we need the fans to stick with us and get behind us as they have this year and move on together.”

It will certainly be interesting to see how West Ham fare next season, with this campaign having set the bar high for Bilic’s team.

Much will rest on Dimitri Payet, with it yet to be seen if he is a one season wonder or the genuine star that his performances so far have suggested he is.

The transfer window will also play its part as the club seek a top level striker to take their squad to the next level.

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