West Ham star wants England call

West Ham’s Mark Noble is desperate to be called up to the England squad on the back of his best form for some time.

Despite the Hammers having spent much of the season near the bottom end of the Premier League table, the midfield maestro has been impressive.

His wide range of passing and composure on the ball have been instrumental in the London club’s rise from the lower echelons of the top tier to a midtable slot over the course of the past month, leading to talk of a possible call-up to represent the Three Lions ahead of the World Cup.

Roy Hodgson is said to be assessing his options in the run up to the tournament, with injuries to key players possessing the potential to see relatively untried alternatives thrust into the action.

Noble is happy with his form, and is hopeful that he can fulfil his ambitions of representing England:

“I think I am playing the best football of my career right now as far as my all-round game is concerned – winning back the ball, starting us off to play,” he is quoted by the Daily Star.

“I have probably played as well as I ever have in 90 per cent of the games so far this season, but when you are losing it doesn’t show.

“To be picked for my country is my ultimate goal, as it should be with any English player.

“The subject has come up a few times before and people have said when an international squad is about to be announced, ‘you’ve definitely got a chance’, but it hasn’t happened.

“All I can do, though, is go out there every week and in training and try my hardest.

“Roy Hodgson hasn’t spoken to me, but I will carry on enjoying what I do, working hard for the team and all being well one day I will get my chance.”

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