There was another no-show from forgotten man Winston Reid last night and some West Ham United fans aren’t happy.

West Ham defender and cult hero Reid had once again been pencilled in for a return to action with the Under-23s on Monday night.

The Hammers were away at Stoke where Reid was expected to try and make his latest comeback after 19 months out.

Reid has not played a competitive match for West Ham since March 2018.

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Reid all about it

The 31-year-old has been sidelined since he suffered a terrible injury against Swansea.

The New Zealander was knocked unconscious and as he fell to the ground awkwardly, seriously injured his knee.

Reports over the weekend claimed he will be in the squad for the development side’s game at Stoke (Evening Standard).

Those claims were backed up by Hammers site Claret and Hugh, which claims to have a top level source inside West Ham.

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Another false dawn for Winston

But yet again it was another false dawn as Reid was not named in the travelling squad. And there was not even a mention of him in any of the official site’s communications on the match.

Reid, who made three appearances in pre-season before suffering another setback, was supposed to line-up for the U23s against Cheltenham two weeks ago but was pulled out of the match.

The Reid no-show will come as a blow to Manuel Pellegrini. And it has not gone down well with Hammers fans either.

 

Here are a selection of reactions from West Ham supporters on Twitter.

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Some West Ham fans not happy

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