Rice Issued With Caution Via West Ham Boss Moyes After Noble Go Out


  • 15:16, 24 Jul 2022
  • Updated: 15:fifty eight, 24 Jul 2022

DAVID MOYES has warned West Ham captain Declan Rice that he has a “big void” to fill in changing Mark Noble.

Former skipper Noble, 35, retired after 18 years with the Hammers on the stop of final season – seven of them spent as captain.

1David Moyes wants Declan Rice to pick up in which Mark Noble left off as captainCredit: Getty

Rice, 23, wore the armband for most of closing season however left the off-field obligations to his veteran midfield associate.

And now supervisor Moyes says he can experience there may be an opening left at the back of with out Noble with them in pre-season.

Moyes said: “There is a large void.

“I can sense it now because he performed one of these massive part, pulling the gamers collectively, doing lots of factors and preserving them close.

“He changed into absolutely essential for us.

“Now Dec has to step as much as any other stage of not simply how he plays at the pitch however his management off the pitch and handling loads of the other things that cross on.

“He’s a young guy who’s still learning and perhaps it turned into a bit bit simpler for him being captain remaining season understanding Mark Noble turned into in the constructing and those may want to paintings it out.”

Speaking last week Rice said it changed into a dream to take at the position complete-time after Noble.


In an interview with Sky Sports, Rice stated: “I recognise I’m going to be captain of West Ham for this season and it is an honour.

“To take it from Nobes is special. It’s a dream. To be captain of any club inside the international is an honour and to captain West Ham with the records in the back of the membership is special.”

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