(PRWEB UK) 8 November 2012
Digital Sports Group are today launching the PFA Profile of West Ham midfielder Kevin Nolan DSG became the official digital partner of the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) earlier this year and have since launched a number of Player profile fan pages on social media site Facebook as well as providing official player pages on their football news site football.co.uk. It was today the turn of Kevin Nolan to see his official PFA Profile.
West Ham confirmed the signing of Nolan on 16 June 2011 for an undisclosed fee on a five-year contract, taking over the vacant number 4 shirt. Due to the departure of the previous West Ham captain Matthew Upson, who moved to Stoke City, Nolan was immediately made captain. His league debut came on 7 August 2011 in a 1–0 home defeat to Cardiff City. Nolan scored his first goal for West Ham on 13 August 2011 in a 1–0 away win against Doncaster Rovers; his first home goal coming on 26 November, when scored a 25 yard volley in a 3–1 win against Derby County on 7 May 2012 en-route to the play-off final at Wembley, Nolan scored his thirteenth goal for the club against Cardiff City in a 3–0 win, sealing West Ham's Wembley appearance. On 19 May 2012 he captained West Ham in the 2012 Championship play-off Final against Blackpool. West Ham won the match 2–1 with goals from Carlton Cole and Ricardo Vaz Te sending them back to the Premier League after a one season absence. With 10 years of experience in the Barlcays Premier League – Nolan has been a key figure for West Ham United.
Nolan scored his first goal of the new season on the opening day, scoring the only goal of the game in a 1–0 win against Aston Villa. On 1 September, he scored inside one minute during a 3–0 win at home to Fulham. He scored his third goal of the season on 22 September, rescuing a point for West Ham by scoring in added time in a 1–1 draw at home to Sunderland.
Nolan has represented England at u18 and u21 level – although never earning a senior international cap for the Three Lions.
Head of Operations at DSG, Matthew Tait had this to say “Nolan will have no shortage of fans after his impressive performances for West Ham.”
“Of course a player with Nolan's talent requires a certain level of respect and responsibility and he is sure to be a major hit with fans on Facebook.”
Digital Sports Group will provide further PFA player profiles for every professional footballer in England as well as the latest football results The Kevin Nolan Facebook page is now live.