The assistant manager has used the official site – www.whufc.com – 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.”