Bilic delivers West Ham boost on 28-year-old ahead of Everton
By Dominic Toner
West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has revealed that defender Winston Reid will be available to make his comeback against Everton.
The Hammers host Everton on Saturday in the Premier League and the 28-year-old could be back in the starting line-up.
The centre-back has missed the last four Premier League games with a groin injury and watched his side win just once in that time.
Bilic has delivered that West Ham boost that Reid will be in contention for the clash against the Toffees.
“Winston Reid is back from injury. He’s good. He’s one of our most important players. We will see if he is going to start,” Bilic said, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account.
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Jose Fonte and James Collins have been the preferred centre-back option during recent games, but Reid could be thrown straight back into the starting XI at the weekend.
The New Zealand international has made 32 appearances across all competitions this season and is regarded as one of the club’s most consistent performers.
West Ham have managed to avoid a relegation battle this campaign despite some growing fears recently.
They may already be looking towards next season and have endured a difficult first campaign at the London Stadium.
Meanwhile, Everton should prove to be a stern test as they are enjoying a stellar season under Ronald Koeman.
The Merseyside club are seventh in the Premier League table and look set to return to European football.
In other West Ham team news, David Gold has revealed the London Stadium capacity ahead of Everton.