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West Ham's Noble has fingers crossed for England berth

West Ham United midfielder Mark Noble believes he is at the top of his game and would love to gain a call-up to the England national team.

The 26-year old has helped the Hammers return to form by winning their past four Premier League matches and he feels he is in career-best touch as Roy Hodgson gets set to name his Three Lions squad for next month's friendly with Denmark at Wembley.

"I think I am playing the best football of my career right now as far as my all-round game is concerned - winning back the ball and starting us off to play," said Noble who has been with the Hammers since he was a teenager.

"I have probably played as well as I ever have in 90 per cent of the games so far this season but when you are losing it doesn't show.

"To be picked for my country is my ultimate goal, as it should be with any English player.

"The subject has come up a few times before and people have said when an international squad is about to be announced, 'you've definitely got a chance', but it hasn't happened.

"All I can do, though, is go out there every week and in training and try my hardest.

"Roy Hodgson hasn't spoken to me but I will carry on enjoying what I do, working hard for the team and all being well one day I will get my chance."

Noble has featured in all 27 of West Ham's Premier League matches this season, helping guide the east Londoners to 10th on the table.

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