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West Ham boss Allardyce delighted with Noble: He's one of our own!

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has lauded Mark Noble for continuing to show loyalty to the club.

Canning Town-born midfielder Noble has been with the Hammers his entire career, apart from loan spells with Hull City and Ipswich Town, and has now committed to the cause until 2020.

Noble penned a new long-term deal on Thursday and his decision to remain in east London has been welcomed by Allardyce who is proud to see the youth academy product pledge his allegiance to the Hammers for the foreseeable future.

"Mark Noble is one of their own, there's no doubt about that," Allardyce said of West Ham vice-captain Noble.

"He is West Ham born and bred. Somebody who commits to one club like he's done is pretty rare these days. I think it's good news for everybody.

"We've got James Tomkins as well, another West Ham boy. They've both come through the academy which is what we're all striving for these days.

"It's something that is becoming harder and harder to achieve. As academy boys it's great to see them still here and doing well."

Noble made his West Ham debut in 2004 and has gone onto appear more than 300 times for the Upton Park outfit.

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