In the latest West Ham news, Mark Noble has urged the fans to get behind the team when they take on Southampton on Saturday.
The Hammers have been in and out of the headlines in recent weeks after mass demonstrations that involved supporters both coming on to the pitch and congregating in front of the directors’ box during the 3-0 defeat to Burnley.
Reports suggest that the board have met with fan groups about the situation and will be hoping for less trouble this weekend against the Saints.
The incidents clearly affected the players and Noble was right in the thick of things, confronting one of those who made their way onto the field.
Now the dust has settled, the skipper is looking ahead to Saturday’s game against fellow strugglers Southampton.
The Hammers can be backed at 17/10 with bet365 to win the game and David Moyes is in need of the points with ongoing doubts over his future at the club.
Noble has been with the club for almost two decades and stuck with the east Londoners following their relegation in 2011.
The 30-year-old believes West Ham’s current situation requires everyone to pull together on Saturday, insisting that any internal conflict will only harm their hopes of getting a result.
Writing on the club’s website, Noble said: “Our last home game against Burnley was one of my toughest days in nearly 20 years at West Ham, and I never want to see scenes like that again. None of us do.
“I desperately want us to do well and for everyone to be happy, players and fans, but that day was one which none of us can look back on with any pride.
“We need everyone to be together and to be behind the team, because positive vibes really do inspire the players on the pitch.”