West Ham are hoping that Winston Reid will be back for the game against Everton with Alex Song set to take his place on the bench for the time this season.
Reid’s absence was seriously noticeable on Saturday as the Hammers were caught flailing at times against a twin strike force which caused them constant problems.
James Tomkins commented that it was unusual to face a double threat up front as not many clubs play that way these days.
It could have been a whole lot different had we had number one defender Reid at the back – preferably with the gifted Song in front of him!
A club source revealed this morning that the Kiwi is on the mend and likely to make it for the match against Everton although Song is an unlikely starter.
He said: “Winston looks as though he will probably make it and with Alex on the bench possibly coming on as sub we could send out a very strong team.”