This season has already provided us with the inevitable emotional rollercoaster ride that goes hand in hand with being a West Ham fan.

Our displays have ranged from the lacklustre home loss to Southampton to last week’s magnificent 3-1 triumph over Liverpool. New signings such as Kouyate, Zarate, Song, Sakho and Valencia have been stirring up plenty of the excitement which Hammers fans have been starved of in recent years.

But we are still looking defensively fragile on occasions and the solidity which so often saved us last year is beginning to crumble. Perhaps we should have looked to invest in one more defender this summer as there is little defensive depth in our squad.

Therefore our priority in January should be to add another player who can help us tighten up at the back and restore the defensive wall that we prided ourselves on last year.

So here’s FIVE defenders we should be looking to sign in January…

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Winston Reid