David Moyes: Winston Reid on the sidelines with a throat infection

West Ham United manager David Moyes has revealed that club-captain Winston Reid may not return until the Premier League outing versus Liverpool at the end of the month. The New Zealand international has made good progress from a groin strain sustained last month, but he is ruled out for the Watford game this weekend with throat infection and a lack of match fitness. Moyes said: “We don’t have an awful lot back in the long term. We’re getting close to having all the short-term injured back. Jose Fonte is back and needs some practice matches and we have a couple of others, Winston Reid one of them, who are close, but others like Pedro and one or two others like Edi Fernandes who are going to be out for longer.”

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David Moyes desperate to have Reid in squad

New West Ham United manager David Moyes has revealed that he has very less option but to play Winston Reid against Watford this weekend. The centre-back will be making the long trip from South America following New Zealand’s 2-0 defeat to Peru in the World Cup playoff which will see them miss next year’s tournament in Russia. Ahead of his first match in charge of West Ham, Moyes spoke about the need to play Reid with the likes of José Fonte and James Collins in the treatment room, he said: “Winston Reid will be the last one back today and in a perfect world we maybe wouldn’t use him on Sunday. We’re a bit short in central defence so we’ll see how he is.”

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