Hammers` Noble effort
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The West Ham boss will not be signing Greek trialist Leonidas Vokolos, who has returned to Panathinaikos despite doing relatively well in a trial match against Reading.
However, Highbury rookie Noble, who spent last season on loan at Watford, could have done enough to earn an Upton Park contract.
"Young David has been training with us for a few days and we are pleased with what he has shown us," Roeder told West Ham's official website.
"We feel he has a lot of ability, and we hope to put a deal together that is suitable for him and us.
"He is highly-rated, but it is very difficult for any young player to break through into Arsenal's first team.
"But we know he is a talented player, and it is just whether we can make a deal happen or not."
Yet the Hammers chief is still hopeful of snapping up a centre back in time to figure against Liverpool on Sunday, even though time is definitely running out.