It’s beginning to look like Winston Reid will never return to playing football at West Ham, or anywhere else for that matter. The New Zealander has been out injured since March 2018 and he was meant to be back yesterday evening as the Hammers U23s faced Stoke’s U23s, according to The Evening Standard over the weekend.
Our U23s are back in league action tonight with a top-of-the-table clash at Stoke!
— West Ham United (@WestHam) October 21, 2019
It doesn’t look like Reid is going to be playing football again for West Ham’s senior side. He missed the game he was meant to play on Monday night and it’s becoming a case of if Reid will ever play again as opposed to when he’ll play again, and the fans are decisive on what they want to do.
Whilst the centre-back will be desperate to get back on the pitch as soon as possible, it just doesn’t look like he’ll be capable of doing so. Even if he does he’ll be behind Fabian Balbuena in the pecking order and the Paraguayan is firmly 3rd choice at the moment, so a return to the senior side is looking as far away as ever.
You can see what the Irons think of the Reid situation here:
I guess Reid isn’t back after all then
— Josh (@JoshVernege) October 21, 2019
Yeah Reid ain’t never coming back
— Jurac (@54fc875286444f7) October 21, 2019
Guess we know that means he’s still broken. Bin the geezer
— IronsmanJP (@IronsManJP) October 21, 2019
Time he hung up his boots I think!
— MKirby (@NKchez) October 21, 2019
No Winston Reid again https://t.co/8YO1oz0ahA
— West Ham Gossip (@westham_gossip) October 21, 2019
No sign of Winston Reid, who was tipped to make his comeback in this match. https://t.co/SCbxvFxyez
— Phillip Rollo (@ByPhillipRollo) October 21, 2019
Winston Reid remains on track to play his first competitive game in 19 months tonight for the development squad against Stoke.
— West Ham News (@whufc_news) October 21, 2019
The fans all seem keen to get rid of Reid, and whilst that might sound harsh, he just cannot be relied upon given his fitness issues.