West Ham put in a fine display away at Southampton today.

Not everyone on the pitch impressed, however.

Ryan Fredericks has been nowhere near his best this season. And he put in another abject display against the Saints.

The 26-year-old joined the Hammers on a free transfer in the summer of 2018 after his contract expired with Fulham.

Fredericks’ game is built around pace, but he seems to lack any kind of confidence to actually run at defenders.

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Ryan Fredericks (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

The problem for West Ham is that they only have the ageing Pablo Zabaleta as competition for the former Fulham man.

The 26-year-old arrived at the London Stadium with a big reputation. He was one of the Championship’s most exciting players in the 2018/18 campaign.

But maybe that’s his level? That might be a tad harsh, but he really does have a lot of improving to do.

Some West Ham fans took to Twitter and slated Fredericks for his performance against Southampton this evening…

 
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