West Ham skipper Mark Noble is a doubt for today’s clash against Fulham according to ExWHUemployee.

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That news comes after Football.London reported earlier this week that the 33-year-old could be back and available for selection for tonight’s game.

It seems as though that may no longer be the case, however. Noble has been out of action since early October with a rib injury.

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Mark Noble (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

The West Ham captain is still an incredibly important influence both on and off the pitch at the London Stadium. But his playing days are clearly nearing an end.

That isn’t to say that he doesn’t still have a lot to offer the Hammers, however. There will be games when we need him and games when we don’t as much.

ExWHUemployee reckons that Noble is a doubt for tonight’s game against Fulham.

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Mark Noble in action (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

But that isn’t the end of the world. We will be expected to go out and take the game to Scott Parker’s side.

And because of that, Noble would have been fairly ineffective.

It’s a massive game for West Ham tonight. Three points is an absolute must. And if we don’t get them, our impressive start to the season will have been for nothing.

Maybe that’s a little harsh. But that is what it will feel like.

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