Noble learning from experienced duo

10 March 2011 04:30
Mark Noble is revelling in being the junior partner in West Ham's revitalised midfield. The Hammers are on their best run of the season, giving themselves real hope of avoiding Barclays Premier League relegation and reaching the semi-finals of the FA Cup. Their resurgence has co-incided with the return of Thomas Hitzlsperger from long-term injury as well as stellar performances from Noble and Scott Parker. "Obviously, I am still young," said Noble, who at 23 is five years Hitzlsperger's junior and seven years younger than Parker. "They are old! I'm learning things from them every day. I still want to learn and improve. Playing in the midfield at the moment is an absolute pleasure. "The idea is to keep it as tight as we can. Play the ball when we can, pass it among ourselves and I think it is probably nice to watch at times."

Source: PA