Mark Noble: The backing we've received has been unbelievable

Mark Noble


Mark Noble cannot wait to feel the support of the Claret & Blue Army for the second time in three days at London Stadium when West Ham United take on Brentford on Sunday.

The Hammers close a busy three-week spell, which has seen them face seven games across the Premier League, UEFA Europa League and Carabao Cup with the derby duel against the Bees - and Noble wants a fifth win in that run.

After being cheered on by over 50,000 fans on Thursday night, the Hammers skipper is sure that support will prove crucial once again this Sunday.

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"Sunday will be our final game before the October international break – and it’s certainly been a busy time for all of us at West Ham," the No16 explained.

"By the time the final whistle sounds at London Stadium, we as a team will have played seven games in the space of just 23 days, across five different cities and in three different competitions.

"It’s part of competing at the top level that we’re going to have to get used to as a Club, but the one thing we will never take for granted – and have enjoyed in every single game so far this season – has been your outstanding support.

"Regardless of whether we’ve played in London or further afield – in Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds or in Zagreb – the backing we have received has been fantastic, a credit to yourselves and the Club – and I didn’t expect anything less from you.

"The Football Club is really a good place to be and everyone being united will only help us as we look to keep pushing standards. It goes without saying, your support and positivity inspires us and anything other than that does have an impact on what we’re all trying to do, which is continue to make strides forward."

Noble started the Rapid Vienna game, just as he did for the victory at Manchester United the previous week, and he has been thrilled to see the impact every single member of the squad is having right now.

He continued: "Having a busy fixture schedule does give a chance for the players that maybe haven’t played as regularly. We’ve had a really good start to the season because of the fact we have a good squad of players now.

"When you do get a chance, every player knows they have to take it, and I think a lot of the boys have done that in the last few weeks.

"We have strength in depth here now. For sure, with the games we have, we’re going to need all of our players, especially those boys at the back, because playing week-in, week-out, nearly 60 games I think we’ll have this season if we progress, it’s going to be tough."


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