Kevin Nolan has admitted himself that with a couple of sendings off the 2013-14 campaign was not the best of his career.
And in a poll conducted by ClaretandHugh the fans agreed and clearly want local lad Noble wearing the the armband!
Over 1200 votes were cast – which sees the poll recognised as official b ythe Mori organisation.
Noble was way out in front with 946 votes or 78.77 of the vote with Nolan a poor second with 98 votes (8.16 per cent).
Goalkeeper Adrian picked up 18 votes (1.5 per cent) and Andy Carroll 7 (0.58).
A total of 132 voted that none of the candidates named would be their choice.