Winston Reid pleased to return in West Ham win over Wolves

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The defender has been out injured since early December.

West Ham United defender Winston Reid has told the club’s official website that it was good to return to the side in the win over Wolves after his recent injury lay-off.

The centre-back has been missing from Slaven Bilic’s team since early December, with his last game coming in the draw with Manchester United.

He was impressive in that game, and was once again in fine form as his side saw off Wolves in the FA Cup on Saturday afternoon, keeping their fifth clean sheet in the last seven games.

His focus was firmly on getting back to match fitness though, and he says it was good to be back playing for the Hammers.

“It was good to get back out there after a long while out,” he told whufc.com.

“The team's been doing really well since I've been injured, so it's been really good and maybe the players who haven't played as much came in on Saturday and did their job and got the win.”

“I’ve been for out for four weeks and trained with the guys for three and a half, four days, so I had to feel my way into the game and just get out of it what I could.”

Slaven Bilic will now be hoping that Reid and several other returning stars can stay fit and help them build on an impressive first half of the campaign.

The Hammers are currently sixth in the table and just four points away from Tottenham in fourth, meaning a Champions League place is very much within their grasp.

If not, a top six finish is surely their minimum aim at this moment in time, and the likes of Reid, Dimitri Payet and Victor Moses among others all staying fit until the end of the season.

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