West Ham boss David Moyes has named his Europa League squad for the group stages and omitted only one senior player – Winston Reid.
The Hammers chief was permitted to name a 23 player squad for the European competition.
Reid was left out as was Ben Johnson, but the latter will able to play in the Europa League due to his age and long-standing association with West Ham.
The Hammers Europa League campaign gets underway next on September 16th – next Thursday, with a tough looking away trip to Dinamo Zagreb.
West Ham Europa League squad named
There were no surprises as far as inclusions go.
David Moyes chose not to name Winston Reid as part of his squad of European competition, however.
The 33-year-old has experienced horrific injury problems over the past few years and he hasn’t played for West Ham since March 2018.
The New Zealand international still has just under two years remaining on his contract at the London Stadium, however.
It is clear to see that Reid doesn’t have a future at West Ham. And that is a real shame.
He will go down in history as the player to score the last ever gaol at Upton Park and nobody can take that away from him:
On his day, the Kiwi was a top class defender. He is clearly well past his best now, however, otherwise Moyes would have included him in his Europa League squad.
Whether he will be moved on in January or next summer remains to be seen.
What is clear though is that if Reid stays at the London Stadium, he won’t be given a chance by David Moyes. And it’s little wonder considering the fact that he hasn’t played Premier League football for three-and-a-half years.