Noble happy with quick return

Noble had his appendix removed after emergency surgery just two

weeks before playing against Blackpool on Saturday. Noble insisted

he was happy to try and play after being given the all-clear by his

surgeon, despite initial assessments suggesting he would be out for

at least a month. “I said I wanted to try. They said it’s

impossible and I couldn’t do it,” he revealed. “I said that I felt

okay. I trained and it felt fine. I asked before the game if

anything could go wrong inside. “The surgeon said it would be okay

and thankfully he was right.” Noble revealed the pain he went

through with his appendix, adding: “I was in agony. “The doctor

said we had to go to the hospital right away, chucked me in his car

and I was on a drip within two hours. “The surgeon said it was a

couple of times the size it should have been and was within hours

of bursting.”