West Ham midfielder Mark Noble
Mark Noble puts his good performances down to being settled off the field.

Mark Noble has admitted his impressive form on the pitch is down to being more settled off it.

The midfielder has been in fine form in the Premier League so far this season and he believes having everything comfortably in place off the pitch has contributed to his game.

He told the Official Site: “I think I would put my form down to hard work and believing in myself. I have also signed a new contract which has allowed me to get my head down and focus on playing football.”

The Hammer of the Year has already set his sights on a win against Southampton at Upton Park in two weeks time and believes the Hammers will be a hard team to beat at the Boleyn this season.

“We are looking for a win against Southampton in two weeks and there is no reason why we can’t get that because our home form has been very good this season,” he said.

“If Southampton come to Upton Park and we play anywhere near the same way we did against Arsenal then we will be a hard team to beat.”

The 25-year-old admits the performance against Arsenal, despite losing 3-1, is proof the team have made a good start to their first season back in the top-flight.

He said: “At the end of the day we still played well and we are still on a good run. We have a good points total for where we are in the season and we are looking forward to the next game.”