Mark Noble out until 2011 but Scott Parker set to return in 'Save Our Season' Wigan clash

26 November 2010 12:14
Mark Noble may not play again this year after scans confirmed damage to a muscle near his hip which will rule him out for at least a month.[LNB]Noble has proved a quick-healer in the past and hopes to defy the forecast after picking up the injury near the end of the defeat at Liverpool.[LNB]Scott Parker and Valon Behrami, missing at Anfield, trained on Thursday and hope to be back for Saturday's game against fellow-strugglers Wigan, which the club have dramatically billed as a 'Save Our Season' clash.[LNB] Missing man: Noble faces at least a month on the sidelines after his leg injury fears were confirmed[LNB]Avram Grant and his players have been left in no doubt about the seriousness of their predicament, a feeling enhanced when vice-chairman Karren Brady descended upon the training ground this week.[LNB]It was the first in her 17 years in football that Brady had felt the need to visit the players' training base.[LNB]Upton Park is expected to be full on Saturday after ticket prices were slashed to £20 in an effort to generate noisy support for a team with only one Barclays Premier League win this season.[LNB] Welcome back: West ham are boosted by the return of influential midfielder Parker to face Wigan[LNB]Manager Grant is already feeling the heat after his unpopular assistant Zeljko Petrovic was fired this week and replaced by Wally Downes.[LNB]West Ham hero Paolo Di Canio, who has recently passed his coaching qualifications in Italy and is searching for a job in England, will also be at Upton Park on Saturday in the executive suite named in his honour.[LNB]  Hammer blow for Grant as Noble faces five-weeks on the sidelines with injurySheffield United will net £18m from West Ham over Tevez sagaDiaboli-Cole: Striker blames under-fire boss Grant for West Ham goal 'famine'WEST HAM UNITED FC

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