Winston Reid was named in the West Ham U23’s starting lineup against Wolfsburg ‘B’ in the Premier League International Cup.
Since the 2010/11 season, the 31-year-old has played 13904 minutes across 166 appearances for West Ham, as detailed by Whoscored.
The U23s are back in Premier League International Cup action tonight against Wolfsburg ‘B’.
— West Ham United (@WestHam) October 30, 2019
The Kiwi won’t be able to just walk back into the Hammers defence, with competition from Fabian Balbuena, Issa Diop and Angelo Ogbonna. However, this could be a blessing in disguise for Reid, as it will give him time to fully recover rather than being rushed into fitness.
Many fans were delighted to see Winnie return, which isn’t a surprise given the amount of time he’s been sidelined.
A selection of Twitter reaction to the lineup can be seen below:
It’s Reid !!!!
— Mike (@WestHamDriver) October 30, 2019
— Nathan Akehurst (@AkehurstNathan) October 30, 2019
All the best Reid
— Ashley Shelby Maunder (@MaunderShelby) October 30, 2019
@WinstonReid2 welcome back fella
— Harry Bentley (@BentleyHarry) October 30, 2019
Good to see @WinstonReid2
— Jack (@Jack68218456) October 30, 2019
I wish we could watch these games! Would love to see Winne back in action
— Alfie Mcswiggan (@AlfieMcswiggan) October 30, 2019
Welcome back Winnie
— Kevin (@kevin_lock1) October 30, 2019
— All Hallows’ Steve Lomas (@MrStereotype) October 30, 2019
Welcome back Winston #WinstonWinstonReid
— Mark Hexton (@Hammerhexy) October 30, 2019
— Joel (@JoelWhu) October 30, 2019