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  • Irn-Bru Phenomnal Player of Month 

    12 March 2010 18:23:21

    Alloa Athletic striker Stuart Noble’s best form of his career has been rewarded with the IRN-BRU Phenomenal Player of the Month for February. Noble scored five times in four games to put Allan Maitland’s side at the top of the Second Division and the one time Fulham player is delighted. The 26-year-old started his career at Craven Cottage, making it onto the bench for a Premiership game at Blackburn however, after five years in London and loan spells at St. Johnstone, Woking, Torquay and Northampton Town, Noble headed back to Scotland. Despite never starting for Fulham, Noble has no regrets saying, “I had a squad number and was involved in a Premiership game which is not the greatest career but it is something to be proud of. I have plenty of memorabilia from my time down there but I was glad to get back home as I was beginning to struggle with
    injuries.” Noble joined East Fife however, they never saw the best of him and he took a year out to play with Gala Fairydean to give his body time to recover before
    moving to Airdrie United in the summer of 2007. After a successful season in the Second Division, Noble rarely featured for The Diamonds in the First and a loan move to Alloa became permanent last June. It is a move that he has blossomed from saying, “This is the best goal return of my career and whilst I may be getting the attention with this award, I have to say thank you to my team-mates who have been supplying the goods to Bryan Prunty and I up front.” The arrival of former Airdrie team-mate Prunty has proven to be a catalyst for Noble who said, “Having Bryan here has helped me enormously and I have to
    say that the boss Allan Maitland made a great move in bringing him in as he is a goalscorer. Also the boss plays us both through the centre which is different to Airdrie where I was wide left and so far, it has worked very well.” Noble gave credit to Manager Maitland saying, “The Manager has stuck by me and I am grateful for that. I was not scoring that often in the period leading up to the New Year but he kept faith with me despite having new players to pick from and I am delighted to have repaid some of that during February.”
    Stuart Noble Irn-Bru Player of Month

    Stuart at Hampden Park


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