Sam Allardyce: 'Winston Reid been most impressive player so far'

Allardyce: 'Reid has been vital'
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West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce believes that defender Winston Reid has been the most impressive player for the Hammers since being promoted to the Premier League.

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce believes that defender Winston Reid has been the stand-out player for the club so far this season.

The 24-year-old New Zealand international, who moved to Upton Park two years ago, has cemented his spot in defence in the Premier League, which has pushed teammate James Tomkins down the pecking order.

"I think one of the most impressive [players] has been Winston Reid, who hasn't really been in this country that long and in his first year suffered relegation with West Ham," Allardyce told Yahoo.

"The improvement of Winston and the consistency of performances he gave us as a central defender have been key to some of our results, because our defensive unit as a team and as individuals have been very good, so I think Winston has been very good."

Meanwhile, the Hammers are preparing to go up against Southampton on home turf tomorrow.

For more insight from Sam Allardyce and other leading managers plus exclusive Barclays Premier League highlights go to www.yahoo.co.uk

Ricardo Vaz Te
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