Lee Clark suggested that he is surprised that West Ham skipper Mark Noble has never been involved with the England setup, when writing his column for Tribal Football.
The 32-year-old has been with the Hammers for his entire career apart from two short loan spells with Hull City and Ipswich Town respectively.
Noble, who earns £50,000 per week according to Spotrac, made his debut for West Ham at the age of 17 in 2004, and he has gone on to make 472 appearances in all competitions for the east London outfit.
He has been a wonderful servant to the Hammers, and his consistency throughout the years really has been quite remarkable.
The midfielder has never been called up by England, however, despite earning 20 caps for the under-21 side.
And Clark, who played in the Premier League with Newcastle, Sunderland and Fulham, suggested that Noble’s lack of international caps for his country surprises him, when writing his column for Tribal Football:
“He’s the leader for those West Ham supporters and their fans – and the group of players who are in the dressing room would understand what the club means to play for West Ham because of Mark Noble. Am I surprised he hasn’t been in the England set-up? Yeah I probably am.”
Noble is a real fan favourite at West Ham. He is one of them. The 32-year-old is already a legend in east London. And he will be hoping to build upon his legacy by leading the Hammers to a top four finish this season.