Team news: Noble closing in on return, Antonio update

Mark Noble

Mark Noble is closing in on a return to first team action ahead of the Hammers’ London Stadium clash with West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday evening.

The West Ham United skipper has missed the last three matches after suffering a hamstring injury in the 3-0 victory at Stoke City in mid-December, but has resumed training and is almost ready to join manager David Moyes’ full sessions again.

The boss confirmed he is making good progress, but says it is too early to know whether Michail Antonio would be ready for a return in midweek after he picked up a groin problem which forced him to miss Boxing Day’s 3-3 draw with Bournemouth.

"Mark Noble is making progress,” Moyes said. “He’s trained for a couple of days. He’s not joined us yet, but he’s making progress.

“Michail Antonio has not joined us for training yet, he’s recovering. His groin isn’t as bad as we first thought, but will he make the game? It’s probably just a bit too soon to say.”