Noble on the up - Dos Santos

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Noble arrived at the club on loan from Mamelodi Sundowns at the beginning of the season and had not made much of a contribution until last weekend when he scored a brace in the 5-0 win over Western Province United.

“Reagan is now coming along nicely with his fitness. He had not seen much game time prior to joining us. When he arrived, I wasn’t impressed with some areas of his personal game.

“But now he has realised he has to do what I want him to do if he is to play in this team. You can never doubt the talent that Reagan has, but a player needs to realise that football is not only about your talent but also the commitment that you show.

“In our previous games Noble was used as a substitute because he wasn’t ready yet to start a match,” says Dos Santos.

Noble, now 24, showed much promise while at BidVest Wits but he soon fizzled out when a dream move to Sundowns turned sour and a loan spell at Bloemfontein Celtic failed to help matters.

Dos Santos says he is satisfied with his team’s showing in the Coastal Stream and declares that he has set his main target on promotion in their debut season.

“When the season started, I set some targets and we are still on target towards achieving them.

“If we win our next game which will be the last of the first round, we will be just a point away from the target I wanted. Remember we have been playing with only one striker Bradley August, as both Shaun Permall and Giovanni Rector have been struggling with injuries,” he adds.