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Mark Noble praised by ex West Ham teammate Jack Collison after inspirational late night chat with academy youngsters

West Ham United captain Mark Noble has been praised by former teammate Jack Collison.

West Ham’s relegation battle is on hold after the coronavirus pandemic sent the country into lockdown.

The Hammers had just started to find some form under David Moyes.

But like everyone else West Ham will have to wait until it is safe and sensible for the football season to resume, if indeed it does.

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Football season in limbo

West Ham’s players may be enjoying some extended family time at the moment.

Noble clearly takes his leadership role seriously, though.

And when ex Hammers midfield teammate and fellow academy graduate Collison called on a favour, Noble did not let him down.

Collison, now a coach at MLS side Atlanta, took to Twitter to reveal Noble had stayed up late to be a guest speaker on an inspirational conference call for the club’s rising academy stars.

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Noble praised for late night inspiration to academy stars

“What sets him apart from the rest,” Collison said about Noble on Twitter.

“(It’s) 11pm at home (in the UK) and West Ham captain Mark Noble is giving up his free time for an incredibly open and honest Q&A with the Atlanta United Academy boys.

“Unbelievable insight and inspiration. Absolute gent #COYI.”

It is another example of Noble’s commitment to his responsibilities.

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Noble gesture from a noble leader

And given he has played over 500 games in his career, much of it in the Premier League, there aren’t many better to learn from about what it takes to get to the top and stay there.

The last time the Hammers were in action was on March 7th.

The Premier League will not resume until April 30th at the earliest but that date is set to be reviewed and more than likely pushed back further.

Noble has been keeping himself busy showing his young son how it’s done judging by a video posted on the club’s official Twitter account.

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