Dundee midfielder Finlay Robertson says challenging himself against West Ham United stalwart Mark Noble is the standard he wants to consistently test himself against.

The Dens Park club host West Ham United in a pre-season friendly at Dens Park today. The English Premier League club are expected to bring a strong squad to Tayside and it means Robertson might get to battle with Noble, who has made 527 appearances for the London team since his debut in 2004.

V INVERNESS CT .THE KILMAC STADIUM AT DENS PARK - DUNDEE.Finlay Robertson in action for Dundee

Robertson may face ‘Mr West Ham United.’ (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

18-year-old Robertson can’t wait (Courier): “He’s had a brilliant career, playing his whole career in the English Premier League. He’s always kept himself at a high level and that’s the kind of player you want to base yourself off, people like that. He’s been at his club since he was a kid, so if I could try to emulate half of what he’s done, I’ll be happy!

“Hopefully, I can be out there again. It’ll be a really tough test, but that’s what you want to do, play against the best teams. I think it’s a good set-up for us ahead of going back to the Premiership against opposition with real quality. Hopefully, we can put on a real show.”

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