West Ham skipper Mark Noble will be out of action when his side face off against Brighton and Hove Albion at the AMEX on Saturday, according to a report published by Claret and Hugh. 

The reliable source added that the Hammers veteran should be back in action when the club take on Watford in just under two weeks time.

West Ham started the 2019/20 season on a bad note by falling to a 5-0 defeat against Manchester City last weekend.

There is no shame in losing against the defending Premier League Champions but the scoreline suggests that the Hammers defence in particular needs to do more to protect Lukasz Fabianksi’s goal.

Even if Noble was fit and ready to go during the game against City, it is unlikely that the West Ham talisman would have made much of a difference. The London club were outplayed in every department on the day.

Noble’s leadership would have however been useful in terms of helping West Ham to bounce back following their demoralising defeat.

The 32-year-old has spent his entire career with the Hammers and has experienced many lows with the club, so the current situation is nothing new to him though it is new to many of the other players in the squad.

This season meanwhile promises to be an interesting one ahead for Noble. The West Ham veteran still remains good enough to play for the club though he is past his prime. Should Jack Wilshere remain fit this season, Noble could end up dropping to the bench.