Ray Parlour suggested that Mark Noble should be back in time to face Tottenham after the international break, when speaking to talkSPORT this morning.

The Hammers skipper suffered an ankle injury against Burnley on Saturday, and was replaced inside the opening half.

Noble, 32, is so influential for West Ham, and Manuel Pellegrini’s side desperately miss him when he’s not playing.

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Mark Noble (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

The midfielder is the Chilean’s on-field lieutenant, and the Hammers will need him more than ever against Tottenham in 10 days time.

Fortunately for West Ham, it seems as though Noble will be ready to face Spurs.

Ray Parlour was speaking to talkSPORT this morning (Wednesday November 13th, 06:13), and shared that Noble told him his injury wasn’t as bad as he first feared:

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Ray Parlour (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

“Yeah he’s good, his injury is not as bad as thought. He went off against, Burnley, poor result, but I think, hopefully, he is fit for the Tottenham game which is the next game coming up for West Ham.”

The Canning Town-born ace is already in the twilight years of his career. But he’s not slowing down. Noble seems to be as fit as he ever has been.

And he remains one of West Ham’s most important players. It was clear to see just how much they missed his presence when he went off against Burnley.

If the Hammers are to beat Spurs, they will need their captain directing things on the pitch. And as things stand, it’s seems as though Noble will be ready for what is a huge game for so many different reasons.

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