Hammers skipper Mark Noble lifts the lid on David Moyes’s transfer plans with comments after West Ham’s 4-1 win at Watford.

West Ham won for only the second time in their last eight Premier League games at Vicarage Road.

It was a much-needed, confidence boosting victory in which Noble – deputising for Declan Rice – made his first Prem start since April.

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The old hand rolled back the years with an excellent display against a very poor Watford side and even notched from the penalty spot.

West Ham have been suffering due to injuries since the November international break.

Moyes has lost Angelo Ogbonna, Kurt Zouma, Aaron Cresswell. And the Scot has had to deal with injuries, suspensions and Covid cases impacting the likes of Vladimir Coufal, Ben Johnson, Ryan Fredericks, Alex Kral, Michail Antonio, Declan Rice and Pablo Fornals.

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It is clear West Ham need to bring in defenders and a striker in the January window.

Moyes has admitted as much himself in recent interviews.


And speaking on Amazon Prime Sport after West Ham’s win, Noble lifted the lid on Moyes’s transfer plans, revealing the manager works late every night looking at potential new signings.

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Mark Noble lifts the lid on David Moyes transfer plans with comments after West Ham win

“I think in the window at the start of the season, what I did learn about the boss is that if he don’t think a player is going to come in and strengthen and make us better, he won’t jump into anything,” Noble told Amazon Prime Sport when asked if West Ham need to sign players in January.

“And I think that’s really important because we’ve got a really good squad of players, we want to keep pushing, we want to keep testing and making the players that we’ve got here play better because they’re under pressure and that’s the main thing.

Moyes with new West Ham head of recruitment Rob Newman. Photo: West Ham

“I’m pretty sure the manager stays at the training ground until 7-8 o’clock every night looking at players. So we’ll probably get a few in, but hopefully they’re the right ones that improve the team.”

Moyes is renowned for being a workaholic and doing thorough due diligence on potential signings both as players and people.

West Ham are lucky to have him.

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