Noble - The facilities are great

West Ham United captain Mark Noble says it felt different for him to change his daily routine to get to the training ground but insists the squad will not be affected by the short move to Rush Green.

After securing another well earned point against Stoke on Saturday, the Hammers players were in good spirits as they began their first session two miles down the road from their normal setting at Chadwell Heath.

The Rush Green training ground is normally used by the Development Squad and all the facilities that the first-team require will still be at their disposal.

Noble insists the players can only benefit from the move and says he is fully focused on helping his side getting back on the winning trail when they face Swansea on Sunday – even if he has to change the settings on his Sat Nav system.

Noble said: “It is different as I have been used to going to Chadwell Heath every morning for the last 12 years.

“We are training at Rush Green so we can look after the pitches a little bit at Chadwell. The facilities are great here so the other pitches can repair themselves a bit.

“We are here to play football and that is our job. ?We had a warm-down session on Monday and the real test will be over the next couple of days when we are fully at it.”

With Enner Valencia making a first-team return against Stoke on Saturday and Manuel Lanzini due back in action in the near future the injury situation is looking a lot better for Slaven Bilic.

The Hammers manager also revealed that Dimitri Payet could be back in action ahead of schedule and Noble says that is a big boost for everyone at the Club ahead of a busy Christmas and New Year period.

Noble added: “It is great news for the Club that we are starting to get back the injured players. We lost five or six of our top players in the space of a month and it is not ideal.

“But all credit to the lads as we went away to Manchester United and got a point, we had a good draw at home against Stoke which was an entertaining game to watch.

“We have dug in well and sometimes you need to ride those moments when you get a bit of bad luck. We have hit the post a lot in the last few weeks but we have not lost a game.

“We have come away with two clean sheets and it puts you in good stead for the rest of the season.”