Mark Noble is aiming is to finish a successful 2012 for West Ham United with a positive result at Reading on Saturday.

The current year saw Hammers gain promotion via the npower Championship Play-Off's and take their place back in the Barclays Premier League, where they have enjoyed a solid first half of the season.

While West Ham will be going all out to bring a good result back from the Madejski Stadium, Noble said he and his team-mates are aware that it will be tough clash with Brian McDermott's bottom-of-the-table side, who go into the game having picked up just one point from eight matches.

"It has been a good year for us," confirmed Noble, who was crowned Hammer of the Year for the first time in April. "We got ourselves promoted, which was the main focus for all of us here at the club, so it would be nice to finish off 2012 with a win and start off as we hope to go on in the New Year.

"It will be a difficult game at Reading. They might be at the bottom of the table at the moment, but that doesn't make it easier. They are at home and we know from last season what a hard place it is to play at. But we are in good spirits and confident that, if we play to our best, then we can get something."

Reading also had a successful 2012 by winning the npower Championship title and took maximum points off the Hammers in 2011/12 - facts the team are well aware of.

"The Madejski Stadium is not an easy place to play. We were disappointed losing there last season. It was not a good day for us and they got us at home, as well, so we will be looking to try and put that right this time around if we can."

With the Boxing Day clash with Arsenal postponed due to industrial action on the London Underground, Noble said West Ham are more than ready for match action now after working hard on the training pitches at Chadwell Heath during the festive week.

"It was a bit strange not to have a game on Boxing Day, as we are so used to playing on that day as a tradition. But we have been training hard, getting ourselves prepared and hopefully all the hard work will pay off and we can get a good result."

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