Noble believes 'settled' West Ham role is aiding his football

After recently reaching 200 games for the club, the midfielder has declared that life under Sam Allardyce has led to him playing the best football of his career to date

West Ham midfielder Mark Noble believes his new role under Sam Allardyce is producing the best football he has ever played.

The Hammers star enjoyed his most successful season with the club in terms of both goals and assists last year in the Championship, and has continued his rich vein of form in the Premier League.

And the 26-year-old, who came through the east London club's youth team ranks, believes his current performances are the best he has ever put in.

"I’m thoroughly enjoying life under Sam," Noble told talkSPORT. "I’m probably playing the best football I’ve played in a long, long while.

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"I’m settled in my position. I’m settled at the club and obviously I’ve just signed a new contract, so I was happy with that."

Noble has never been capped by his country at senior level, but he insists international recognition is not an accolade he strives for as his domestic duties come first.

He added: "I’m just looking forward to being out on the pitch every week. I keep working harder and harder in training every week, trying to improve, trying to get better and I just want to keep working hard and get performances under my belt."