West Ham United captain Mark Noble has revealed he has struggled to keep up with his fitness regime in lockdown.

West Ham have been out of action since the beginning of March when the Premier League was shutdown due to the global health crisis.

The Hammers are 16th in the table with nine games remaining, outside the relegation zone only on goal difference.

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Prem restart put back to June 19th at the earliest as Nobes gets vocal

Talks have been ongoing over the Premier League’s Project Restart. Plans were in place for the remaining games to resume on June 12th.

But that has now been pushed back until at least June 19th. That’s because the league wants to give players at least a month of training before matches get back underway.

West Ham skipper Noble was reportedly one of the most vocal people on the Premier League call which looks to have delayed the season restart.

Sky Sports claimed the key focus was the issue of player welfare. And managers raised concerns over player fitness levels.

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Hammers skipper lifts lid on selfless struggle to stick to fitness regime

With their Premier League survival at stake when the games do resume, player fitness will be crucial for West Ham.

But honest Noble revealed in a chat with Jamie Redknapp on Redknapp’s Home Fixture that he has been struggling to keep up with the personal training regime devised by manager David Moyes.

“We get a weekly fitness regime sent to us on a Monday and we have to weigh ourselves and send it in,” Noble told Redknapp’s Home Fixture.

“To be honest Jamie, over the last sort of week, I’ve dealt with obviously the club and the FA, the Premier League and all the other captains in dealing with the wage deferrals and I’ve literally been on the phone for seven or eight hours a day just trying to get it sorted.

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‘Now I can get back on it’

“Because it was so important to me that the club, myself and our players made sure that our club staff got paid 100% of their wages over this time.

“Now that’s sorted I can obviously get back to doing a bit of fitness and training.”

It shows the class of the man that Noble has sacrificed his own fitness levels to help others.

Moyes has voiced concerns over player fitness when games return (beIN Sports).

But there will be no worries for Moyes over Noble, who is a consummate professional in every sense.

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