West Ham United midfielder Mark Noble has been “unbelievable” for the club, according to former Scotland defender Alan Hutton (Football Insider).
The 32-year-old came through the ranks at the Hammers and apart from a couple of short loan spells at Ipswich Town and Hull City he has spent most of his professional career with the east London outfit.
This landmark went somewhat under the radar due to his team losing against the Gunners, which was a seventh league defeat in nine outings (Transfermarkt).
However, Hutton has moved to praise the midfielder, suggesting that he has been outstanding for the Hammers and that he often doesn’t get the recognition he perhaps deserves.
Speaking after Noble’s 500th senior appearance, the ex-Spurs right-back told Football Insider: “He’s done unbelievable. Everyone says Mr.West Ham and within the West Ham walls, he is absolutely loved.
“And I think he doesn’t get enough credit outside of West Ham, he kind of goes under the radar a wee bit.
“I think it’s because there are so many top-class players in the Premier League, he does get a bit overlooked because it’s a great feat to play that amount of games.
“He stayed when they went down, he battled to get them back, so he has done unbelievable.”
Hutton is right in saying that Noble has done brilliantly well for West Ham and he is likely to go down as a legend at the club having made so many appearances for them.
Added to that, he also played the full game as the Irons won the 2012 Championship play-off final against Blackpool (BBC Sport) and has been named as ‘Hammer of the Year’ on two separate occasions (whufc.com).
Whilst he is slowing up a little these days (indeed WhoScored has given him an average of just 6.37 out of 10 for his performances this term), he is still someone who will always give 100% for the cause and remains a firm favourite amongst the fans.
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