Mark Noble has plenty of reasons to be happy.

West Ham United's No16 ended last season by helping the Club to gain promotion to the Barclays Premier League and being voted Hammer of the Year for the first time.

Over the summer, Noble also became a husband, marrying childhood sweetheart Carly in a ceremony in central London.

Speaking to West Ham TV at the Club's pre-season training camp in Austria, the midfielder revealed that he is happy, fit and cannot wait for the new season to get underway.

"The weather has been lovely and hot and you need to sweat in pre-season to get that extra bit of weight off you that you put on in the summer!" said Noble. "The lads have been training hard at lovely facilities. It's in the middle of nowhere, but it's been enjoyable.

"I think we have started really well. The training has been hard but not stupidly so. The balls have been involved all the time and it makes you work a bit harder with them.

"It's been thoroughly enjoyable. We have worked hard and also had some time off and played some golf, so it's been enjoyable."

Another experience that was 'thoroughly enjoyable' for Noble was getting married.

"I got married a week after the Play-Off final. I went straight off on my stag do to Dubai for a week then came back and got married. We had great weather like we've had in Austria, so we got lucky.

"I've thoroughly enjoyed my summer. It was fantastic that we got promoted and I could really enjoy myself. It was one of the best summer's I've had and I cannot wait to get back into it now."

Noble is set to be involved in Saturday's opening pre-season match against FK Austria Wien. To hear his exclusive thoughts ahead of that game, on West Ham's Barclays Premier League challenge and watch his interview in full, log in or subscribe to West Ham TV by clicking on the link below.

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