Alan Smith makes prediciton about West Ham United's Ryan Fredericks

West Ham United's English defender Ryan Fredericks (L) vies with Tottenham Hotspur's English midfielder Dele Alli (R) during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham...

West Ham United defender Ryan Fredericks forced his way into Manuel Pellegrini's side's starting line-up towards the end of the campaign.

West Ham United's Ryan Fredericks celebrates scoring his side's third goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Southampton FC at London Stadium on May 4, 2019 in...

Alan Smith has told Sky Sports that he thinks West Ham United right-back Ryan Fredericks will be better next season.

Fredericks moved to West Ham from Fulham last summer and endured a difficult start at the London Stadium.

However, the rapid defender started to come into his own towards the back end of the campaign.

 

And Smith has suggested that he is expecting big things from Fredericks at West Ham next term.

"They have a decent defence and I think Ryan Fredericks will do better in his second season," he said. 

Fredericks does look set to be West Ham’s first choice right-back next season, even though Pablo Zabaleta has signed a new contract.

West Ham United's Ryan Fredericks during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on April 8, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

The attack-minded full-back, who is on a £40,000-a-week contract at West Ham (Sportac), has forced his way into Manuel Pellegrini’s starting line-up over recent weeks.

West Ham ended up finishing this season in 10th place, but there is a desire around the club to see them compete for the European spots next term.

Ryan Fredericks of West Ham United and Nacho Monreal of Arsenal battle for the ball during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on August 25,...

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