Noble boost for West Ham as midfielder signs new long-term contract
19:32 GMT, 25 September 2012
Mark Noble has given West Ham a boost by signing a new three-year contract at Upton Park.
The 25-year-old, who captained the Hammers on his 200th start in Tuesday night's Capital One Cup game against Wigan, has played 224 games for the club since joining as a trainee in 2003.
The Londoner has played every minute of the promoted club's Barclays Premier League campaign this term and is the Hammers' current longest-serving player.
'I'm over the moon now it's all agreed and done,' Noble told West Ham's website.
Committed: West Ham United's Mark Noble (right)
'It was just a matter of getting things right for me and my family.
'Everyone knows I love playing at West Ham and I enjoy my football here
so it was just a case of coming to an agreement. I'm delighted now it's
all signed and sealed.
'I feel like I've grown a lot as a player since my debut and I'm still
only 25. Playing for West Ham has been a rollercoaster and I've been
through two promotions, a relegation and a “Great Escape”, but it's been
thoroughly enjoyable and I look forward to the next few years of my
One-club man: Noble has made over 200 appearances for the Hammers
Noble made his first-team debut in 2004 and was part of the squad that won promotion to the top flight in 2005.
He captained England Under-21s at the 2009 European Championship
finals and appeared at the same competition again in 2011.