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Moyes studies defender’s injury record

West Ham boss David Moyes will continue to look closely at Winston Reid’s recovery process before making decisions on the central defender’s Hammers future.

At his best, the long-serving Hammer is the equal of most PL defenders, but he has been blighted by injury problems over the last couple of seasons which has seen his Premier League appearances restricted to 36 from a possible 76.

Injuries have probably impacted on his form which at one stage this season saw him fall behind James Collins in the Hammers defensive pecking order.

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It’s now well known that the manager – assuming, as looks likely, he remains at the club – is determined to strengthen his defensive options and is bound to back his own signings which makes Reid’s position perhaps even more tenuous.

Reid is contracted to the Irons for another five years which means they would command top dollar in the market place should they decide to sell.

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3 comments on “Moyes studies defender’s injury record

  1. Hi we have an injury prone player who used to be good but hasn’t been at his best for two years. We want top dollar though, any takers?

    no

  2. 31 separate absences since Aug 2012. Consider play and pay along with Andy Carroll.

  3. I think the comments are a bit harsh – the latest injury happened when Winston literally put his body on the line blocking a shot that concussed him and then fell awkwardly hurting his knee

    While the five year contract extension was probably a bit excessive he has been a loyal and valuable player for 8 seasons

    We want players to be loyal to the club – surely the other side of teh coin is that the club should be loyal to the players in return?

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