Noble no longer a guaranteed starter


MarkNobleNeil McDonald has again made it clear that Mark Noble  may not be a definite starter when he comes back from injury.

The assistant manager has used the official site – – to make it clear that neither ‘Nobes’ or any other player can be guaranteed a start.

He said: ““Mark Noble has been a staple of the team for a number of years, but Alex Song has come in. 

“So we’ve had to make a decision about having one or two sitting midfielders. Cheikhou Kouyate has come in and also done very well.

“We’ve got Kevin coming back and Stewart (Downing) playing in a new role. So we’ve got lots and lots of options.”

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