West Ham boss Zola has no concerns turning to Noble in Parker absence

West Ham United boss Gianfranco Zola is confident Mark Noble can step in for the suspended Scott Parker at Liverpool on Monday. Noble was impressive in last week's win over Sunderland.

West Ham United boss Gianfranco Zola is confident Mark Noble can step in for the suspended Scott Parker at Liverpool on Monday.

Noble was impressive in last week's win over Sunderland.

Zola told whufc.com: "Mark Noble obviously came on and gave us a lot of energy and enthusiasm and those things, right now, are priceless. So I'm very pleased that he's back on form and I think he's getting better and better.

"It's important [that the other players step up]. Scott is a very talented and important player for us, but we have to remember that, last year, we played without Scott for a long time and got good results. We have to be a team. We know that if everybody works hard as a team then, even if we are missing one important player, we can get a good result."

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