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Winston Reid admitted he considered leaving West Ham before Sam Allardyce's arrival, but is pleased he opted to stay at the club.

Last Updated: 25/02/13 at 07:17 Post Comment   

Winston Reid: Happy he opted to stay at West Ham

Winston Reid: Happy he opted to stay at West Ham

The New Zealander has been a mainstay in the Hammers' line-up this season, but after starting his career in England as a makeshift right-back, a position he admits he is far from comfortable in, he became disillusioned with life in England.

"I'd never played right-back in my life," he told the Sunday Times.

"I thought, I have got myself into this situation, but it is upto me to get myself out of it."

It took a chat with Hammers boss Sam Allardyce when he took the job to persuade the Kiwi that Upton Park was the right place for him to ply his trade.

"When Sam Allardyce arrived we sat down to talk. After that, it felt good, I felt wanted, and wanted to stay," he added.

The former Bolton boss has come under criticism of late from certain sections of the Hammers faithful as a result of their recent dip in form after an impressive start to the season, but Reid has nothing but good things to say about his manager.

"He's great and wants things done properly on the pitch," he added.

"Off it, he's given me a few kicks up the backside but he is really funny, he makes us all laugh."

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