Cottee is pleased at first-team regulars Tomkins and Noble, â€śarguably, West Hamâ€™s two best Âplayers last seasonâ€ť.
However, he also told the Sunday Mirror: â€śIt will be a big season for Kevin Nolan â€“ his Âexperience will be vital. But the man I am looking to make an impact is Carlton Cole. He does have the lot, but he is also a confidence Âplayer and needs to be told how good he is.
â€śUnless we have a few points by then, it could be a long winter.â€ť