Proud Noble defends the squad

NobleSkipper Mark Noble says he’s proud of the injury hit squad insstngt such problems  hurt any team in the Premier League.

He said: ‘I’m the first one to say we have a good squad but we miss the players we’ve got. We miss the players who create stuff and score goals.

‘Take away Jelavic, Carroll, Dimitri, Lanzini and Moses, it’s going to hurt any squad. We have managed to cope with it and I’m proud of the players for digging in and picking up the points.

‘These teams are playing their full squads and we’re asking six or seven players to play when they are not fit. We lost Tomkins at half-time and Cresswell with 20 minutes to go.

‘It’s only 48 hours (between games) and we’ll do a warm down (on Sunday) and start looking forward to Southampton. We need to get three points.

‘We have come through a tough spell with a lot of games with a squad which is depleted but the boys have dug in well and I’m proud of them.’

Saturday’s point means Slaven Bilic’s side have drawn their last five games and have not won in eight matches to sit 10th in the table.


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3 comments on “Proud Noble defends the squad

  1. Sorry, did he say “Take away Jelavic?”. Oh Mark, you’re a good laugh pal, seriously 🙂

  2. I would look in the mirror Mark and add your name to the “absentee” list.

  3. Correct you need to look at the videos of the last 6 games then go and see the boss and ask for some time off,
    Lead by example,
    Slav be a big man and drop Noble he brings nothing to the party we need some inspiration
    Give Callum a chance he could be no worse

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