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West Ham striker Frank Nouble looking to fire Hammers up the table

PUBLISHED: 11:36 07 January 2010 | UPDATED: 15:27 05 October 2010

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03:  Frank Nouble (L) of West Ham United and Alex Song (R) of Arsenal challenge for the ball during the FA Cup sponsored by E.ON 3rd Round match between West Ham United and Arsenal at the Boleyn Ground on January 3, 2010 in London, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03: Frank Nouble (L) of West Ham United and Alex Song (R) of Arsenal challenge for the ball during the FA Cup sponsored by E.ON 3rd Round match between West Ham United and Arsenal at the Boleyn Ground on January 3, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

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West Ham striker Frank Nouble learnt from the best in Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka and now he is hoping to put that schooling to good use by firing the Hammers up the table

West Ham striker Frank Nouble learnt from the best in Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka and now he is hoping to put that schooling to good use by firing the Hammers up the table.

The 18-year-old joined the East End outfit in pre-season and he believes his time at Stamford Bridge puts him in good stead for the rest of the campaign.

"I learned from Drogba and Anelka when I was at Chelsea and from Carlton Cole now that I am here," he said.

"I am learning from the best, and hopefully I can take it all on board and in a couple of years time I should have learned a lot."

The powerful front man made his debut against Arsenal in the FA Cup last Sunday and Nouble cannot wait for this weekend's tussle with Wolves at the Boleyn Ground.

"If we can win a couple of games we will be up to 12th or something like that. Hopefully we can start by beating Wolves," he said.

"I don't want a relegation on my CV. I think we will get out of trouble.

"I am happy that I've got my first start and hopefully now I can get more time on the pitch in the league games, be it 10 minutes or 20 minutes, I just really want to play."

Facing up against solid centre-half pairing William Gallas and Thomas Vermaelen, Nouble struggled to make a real impact and admitted it was hard for him to make his mark on the game at Upton Park.

"I was a bit nervous in the first five minutes of the game, but after I got my first chance I felt all right," he said.

"It was a tough game. I got a bit tired towards the end, but I haven't played for about two months now, so I suppose you could expect that to happen.

"The plan was just to put myself about, play as well as I can and use my body to hold the ball up as often as I could.

"We deserved a draw because we worked hard. Arsenal had a lot of possession of the ball, but they weren't really getting anywhere. I've seen them play better than that, so I think we deserved at least a draw.


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