Di Canio booked for Boleyn return

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Sources close to Mark Noble understand that Paolo Di Canio has provisionally agreed to take part in the captain’s testimonial at Easter.

Twenty-eight-year old Noble, who joined West Ham as a 13-year-old, and is now approaching 350 first-team appearances is understood to be approaching Teddy Sheringham, Bobby Zamora and Carlos Tevez amongst other former Hammers about their availability.

pdcAnd a source close to him told ClaretandHugh exclusively that they understood PDC would be turning out unless there were “unforseen circumstances.”

Di Canio previously appeared for Tony Carr’s XI for his testimonial back in 2010.

The long-serving club captain will be honoured with a match between the current West Ham first team against a West Ham United All-Stars squad, with all funds raised being donated to charity.

The fixture, which will take place at the Boleyn Ground on Easter Monday 28th March 2016 at 2pm. home. Noble told WHUFC.com  “I am hugely honoured and grateful that the Board have awarded me a Testimonial match at the Boleyn Ground, This is where I come from and this is my Football Club, so I pdc2can think of nothing better than having my Testimonial at the stadium where I have laughed, cheered and cried, both as a fan and as a player.”

“Everyone knows how much West Ham United means to me, so to have the opportunity to share a pitch with the players who I have grown up with will be fantastic – and it will be even more special to have my family, friends and so many Hammers fans watching from the stands.“I am pleased and proud to say we will be donating all the proceeds from my Testimonial match to three charities that mean a huge amount to me – Richard House Children’s Hospice, Help for Heroes and the DT38 Foundation.”

 

 

About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter