Sunderland’s Ryan Noble enjoying loan spell at Hartlepool United

Ryan Noble controls the ball .Picture by FRANK REID
Ryan Noble controls the ball .Picture by FRANK REID

RYAN Noble could be back at Hartlepool United next season after admitting League One is the perfect platform to launch his career.

The former England youth ace previously endured an unhappy loan stint at Derby County in the early part of 2012, where appearances were restricted to just two substitute outings.

And that is why he is delighted his move to Pools has finally given him the showground to prove his worth.

“Obviously, League One is a challenge and I think the Championship might have been a step too far for me at this stage,” said Noble, as he compared spells at Pride Park and the Vic.

Read more of Noble’s thoughts on life at The Vic in today’s Sportmail.