Senior West Ham figure posts three-word Instagram message ahead of Crystal Palace clash
By Will Butcher
Winston Reid has declared that he is ready to get “back to work” ahead of West Ham’s clash against Crystal Palace.
The commanding centre-back is currently on his travels as he returns from international duty with New Zealand to face London rivals Palace on Saturday.
Reid, who is now entering his seventh season with West Ham, posted the message on his personal Instagram account as he looks to play a part in resurrecting the Hammers season after a dismal start.
The east London outfit have won just once in seven Premier League encounters, and have slipped into the relegation zone of England’s top flight as well as being knocked out of the Europa League to Romanian minnows Astra Giurgiu.
A win against ex-Hammers boss Alan Pardew could see Reid and co. move up to 14th place, if other results go their way.
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Saturday’s clash will see Palace defender James Tomkins play against his old side for the first time, if he starts for the Eagles at Selhurst Park.
Winston Reid moved to London in 2010 from Danish side FC Midtjylland on a three-year contract and has since made 176 league and cup appearances during his six-year stay with Slaven Bilic’s side.