Winston Reid wants to keep it simple for West Ham to win this weekend

West Ham United defender Winston Reid has identified the two areas his side need to improve on against QPR at the weekend.

West Ham United defender Winston Reid has identified two things that the Hammers must do on Sunday when they take on Queens Park Rangers. 

Reid has seen his side slip into the bottom half of the Premier League table despite putting in a number of impressive performances and he has targeted two areas of improvement on Sunday. 

Although the side have shown great passing play, they haven't hit the back of the net regularly enough and they have also been unusually porous at the back - which are two areas Reid wants to improve on.

"I think we will be looking to be doing two things this Sunday," he said to the club's official site. "One, we want to win the game and score a few goals and two, from a defensive point of view we want to keep a clean sheet because that's something we haven't done so far this season.

"I think if we can get those two things right then we'll be all right."

Reid will play at the heart of the West Ham defence on Sunday and he will be vital to them achieving their clean-sheet.

The New Zealand international has become a sturdy figure in the Hammers backline and is now one of their finest players.

Sam Allardyce's team have made some encouraging improvements to their football style so far this season, but it being build on solid foundations which he is a part of. 

Against QPR he is not likely to be as busy as he will be in some games this season, but Reid knows the size of the task that awaits his side on Sunday.

The Hoops will be determined to pick up the three points to life themselves up the table and Loftus Road is generally a tough place for opposition sides to play. 

Reid also believes their task will be made harder because of the quality of QPR's goalkeeper, Rob Green.

Green and Reid played together at Upton Park for a stage in their careers and the Hammers centre-back still holds his former teammate in high regard.

"When Greeny was here he was a good goalkeeper for us and I'm sure he'll be doing his best to stop us," he said. "I thought Greeny did well for us. He spoke a lot and was a great shot-stopper and pulled off some good saves when we needed him to.

"He has been capped by England and has played a number of years in the Premier League, so he has been around the block and is an experienced goalkeeper."

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