David Moyes has no plans to hand Declan Rice the West Ham captaincy on a permanent basis and Mark Noble will retain the armband despite his lack of game time.

Noble has started just one Premier League game for the Hammers all season — their opening-day defeat by Newcastle — and Rice has been the skipper in his place.

Moyes has long considered England international Rice, who will again lead the side at Leeds tonight, to be Noble’s natural successor as captain.

But despite 21-year-old Rice excelling in the role in recent months, Moyes will stick with Noble because of his standing at the club where he has made more than 500 appearances more than 16 years.