Noble: Hammers future bright

Mark Noble believes the future is bright for West Ham with a wealth of talent coming through their youth ranks.

Last Updated: 31/10/12 at 16:56 Post Comment

Mark Noble: Has hailed the young players coming through at West Ham

Mark Noble: Has hailed the young players coming through at West Ham

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Noble, a product of the club's Academy of Football, has seen other home-grown players follow him into the first team, including Jack Collison, James Tomkins, Jordan Spence, Rob Hall and Dan Potts.

This season youngsters George Moncur, Matthias Fanimo and Dylan Tombides have made their debuts, while Leo Chambers, Callum Driver and Paul McCallum have all been named on the substitutes' bench.

Noble told the club's official website: "I think Jordan, Moncs, Hally, Matthias, young Leo - who has travelled with us to the last two Premier League games and been on the bench - and the others are doing well.

"If they keep on grafting, don't let it go to their heads when they travel with the first team and put it in when they play for the Development Squad, then they will keep enjoying it and keep moving forward.

"We have got a good crop of young players and they will soon be pushing the seniors for their places.

"The Premier League is obviously a tough league to come into - I learnt that as a 17-year-old that it's a tough ask and you've got to be mentally capable to do that.

"But hopefully they can keep pushing us."

Voice support

Meanwhile, Noble has urged the West Ham fans to roar the side on when reigning Premier League champions Manchester City visit on Saturday.

"It's so important to have that support, particularly when things aren't going well. You're not always going to be two or three-nil up at half-time - it's not going to work out like that," he said.

"We all need the fans behind us from kick-off until the final whistle because it only takes a second or two to score a goal.

"Every little bit of noise and encouragement that they give us helps us massively so I hope they carry on with the support they have given us this year because it's been fantastic."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

think Finnegans Wake would have been a better reference point than Ulysses. Far more rambling and incomprehensible.

debra2927
Football People On TV: Garth Crooks

I

f I recall correctly, Degsy predicted a 100/1 shot correctly the week after his 150/1 Blackpool 4 - 3 Bolton call. I stuck a fiver on it as an idle bet. Paid for a stag do in Munich. Heady days...

baldini
Backing Hull To Beat United 2-1...

R

odgers prefers Joe Allen to Lucas? If this is true then I'm setting aside a fortnight to finally learn the rules of American Football and I'll give up on real football.

godzilla
The Jammy Gossip

Footer 365

Jose Mourinho eyes Premier League title defence with new additions

Jose Mourinho may freshen up his Chelsea squad with new faces as the club look to defend their Premier League title next season.

Hull suffer Premier League relegation as Newcastle beat West Ham

Hull City suffered relegation on a goal-laden final day in the Premier League after Newcastle secured a 2-0 victory over West Ham.

Hull 0-0 Manchester United: Steve Bruce's men suffer final-day relegation

Hull City were relegated from the Premier League after they drew 0-0 with Manchester United, who had Marouane Fellaini sent off.

Mail Box

Only One Real Manager Of The Year

Winning the Premier League with the best squad in the Premier League is only par; Ronald Koeman did a whole lot better. Plus, the last word on Raheem and...

Don't Slate Sterling For Ambition...

Raheem Sterling deserves credit for his desire to quit Liverpool, according to one mailboxer. Also: why football should not be compared to business and Degsy's latest spot of bother...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company