Winston Reid warns West Ham fans it could be 'years' before club achieves main aims

West Ham United defender Winston Reid has pleaded for patience as the Hammers look to progress and grow as a club.

West Ham United defender Winston Reid has been quoted by London24 suggesting it could be years before the club reaches their ultimate objectives.

Reid has explained his reasons for signing a new deal but has urged Hammers fans everywhere to be patient as the club looks to develop and compete in the Premier League’s top six.

“As long as we all work hard to improve ourselves each day we will get better and that was the main objective,” said Reid.

“We want to get the club further up the league and I’m sure that we will in the coming years.”

West Ham have one season left at Upton Park following this campaign before they move into the Olympic Stadium.

Bigger attendances and greater sponsorship potential should increase the financial strength of the club, which should allow whoever is in charge at that point to go after a higher calibre of player.

Eventually the aim for West Ham will be to compete in Europe on a consistent basis, but it will take time to develop the side and to break into a very competitive group of teams battling away towards the top of the Premier League.

Reid clearly believes that big things are going to happen with the club over the next few years, as he recently signed a new long term contract to commit himself to the club.

The important issue is that the people in higher places around the club are patient and avoid making trigger decisions based on the pressure for the club to progress.

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