Noble hopes West Ham win over Swansea can breed confidence for 2017

West Ham United's Mark Noble

West Ham United are looking to make it three wins out of three on Boxing Day.

Mark Noble has told West Ham’s official website that a win at Swansea City would see them heading into the New Year full of confidence.

The Hammers have endured a difficult first half of the campaign with a series of disappointing performances.

At one stage they were perilously close to the relegation zone but wins in their last two matches have taken them up to 13th in the table and five points clear of the relegation dogfight.

West Ham United's Mark Noble

A win against the Swans on Boxing Day could take the Hammers as high as 10th in the table and Noble says that would see them heading into the second half of the campaign enjoying themselves somewhat.

"If we can win there, we'd be on 20-plus points and if we can keep up the momentum by winning games, no matter how we win them,” he told the club’s official website.

“We can go into the New Year and the second part of the season will be a lot more comfortable and the players can start enjoying themselves."

West Ham United's Mark Noble celebrates scoring their first goal

It will certainly be interesting to see how West Ham perform from January onward.

There is no denying that they have disappointed so far, especially after the strong first year they enjoyed under Slaven Bilic.

Things have improved in recent weeks, though, and a positive end to the year could give them the platform to perform to the expected standard in 2017.

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