Slav facing Reid dilemma


winston-reid-west-ham-united_3009997Slaven Bilic is facing a Winston Reid dilemma as he prepares for the massive clash with Manchester United this weekend.

The central defender has been freely tipped as being ready to join the squad for the FA Cup clash at Old Trafford on Sunday but it leaves the manager with a big decision.

He has never been big on plunging players back into action following injury but the alternative appears to be sticking with young Reece Oxford.

And whilst nobody is blaming the youngster for the first goal against Everton on Saturday, Slav’s dilemma is clear as he prepares for another huge match.

ClaretandHugh was told: “There’s no issue with the injury, just whether the manager will go with Reidy from the start. We still have an issue at right back of course with Sam Byram suspended and Cup tied anyway. It maybe one for Joey O’Brien.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • Roman says:

    You can’t be serious?Why would you play JOB who is leaving the club at season’s end and not stick with Oxford? It’s a no brainer for me.

    • sleepswithdafishes says:

      so can Oxford play right back then?

      • johnham1 says:

        Yes he can, JOB is not in the same league.

        • sleepswithdafishes says:

          perhaps in the youth team, but this is grown-up football now, and he’s never done it.
          I don’t even think he will be risked at CB unless there is absolutely no alternative.

  • BrookingtoDevonshire says:

    Reid should play . I actually think he should have 45 mins for the Development team on Friday evening. He needs a runout and 45 mins will do him the world of good.
    I like the idea of a 3-4-2-1 it means Antonio keeps a forward position and Cresswell can put in those crosses again. Payet and Lanzini creating havoc behind Sakho or Carroll.

    Kouyate Reid Ogbonna
    Antonio Obiang Noble Cresswell
    Payet Lanzini
    Subs.Adrian,Oxford, Carroll,Moses,Song,Emineke,Valencia

  • slaven a laugh says:

    How many times has reedy been bought back too soon after a hamstring injury and just ended up tweaking it again?

  • johnham1 says:

    My starting team for sat is
    Reid, Oxford (do the right thing and put him straight back in), Ogbanna,
    Antonio, Kouyate, Noble, Cresswell
    Payet, Lanzini,

  • bubs says:

    Put Oxford back in the team he had a hard job to do last week and did not do. Much wrong,
    Put Reid on the bench and if in need bring him on
    Leave JOB in London where he can do no harm,
    Man U have forwards at the moment not much older then Oxford,
    3 across the back with 2 wing backs Antonio and Cresswell
    Sakho Payet and Lanzini up top
    Change it if its not working

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