Noble hoping to make a Mark

Mark Noble admits that the experience of playing regular first-team football with Hull City will stand him in good stead when he returns to Upton Park.

The 18-year-old midfielder is joining the Tigers on an initial one-month loan deal this week and, having enjoyed a brief taste of the Premiership with West Ham United already this season, is hoping that a consistent spell of senior football will help take his game to the next level.

With England under-21 coach Peter Taylor in charge at the KC Stadium, the move also gives Mark the chance to enhance his international career. For now, though, the lifelong Hammers fan is just focused on impressing in the Championship in order to win a return to Alan Pardew's starting line-up.

"I see coming to Hull as a big chance to get back into the reckoning with West Ham," he said upon arriving up in Humberside on Tuesday. "I'm here to play football - the game I love. When I'm playing, I'm happy, so I'm delighted to be here.

"Alan Pardew has just encouraged me to go out and do my stuff. If everything goes well, I'll hopefully go back and earn my place in the West Ham side. I know I'm young and I'll get my chance again.

[QUOTE]"When you run out in front of packed stadiums in the Premiership you get such a buzz and I'm just desperate to get it back." Mark Noble[/QUOTE]

"Hull is also a big club to get a chance with. At the moment I'm happy to be here and I'll give it everything until the end of the season if I stay."

Ironically, Mark is set to make his first appearance for Hull on Saturday against Norwich City - the team he faced on his full Hammers debut, in the FA Cup third round just over a year ago.

With only a handful of reserve games under his belt since the turn of the new year, he is looking forward to the atmosphere and buzz of a high-profile first team clash again, but admits that nothing compares to the thrill of the Premiership.

"When you run out in front of packed stadiums in the Premiership you get such a buzz and I'm just desperate to get it back," said Mark.

"Hull have a good stadium with a lot of support and this can be a platform to gain even more experience. I just want to come up here and play my game. I hope that means I'll help Hull to get some good results to take them clear of the relegation zone."