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Winston Reid named West Ham Player of the Year

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Winston Reid has received both the Player of the Year gongs at the West Ham end-of-season awards.

The defender picked up Hammer of the Year, voted by the club's supporters, and also the Players' Player of the Year accolade.

The 24-year old has had an impressive season for the Hammers, helping them earn a 10th place finish and only missing two Premier League games along the way.

The New Zealand international claimed the Hammer of the Year award by earning 45 per cent of the votes, beating Jussi Jaaskelainen and Mohamed Diame - and he appreciates the acknowledgments from the fans.

"It is quite an accolade to be named Hammer of the Year," the defender told the club's official website. "I think every single player tries to do their best for the team and I do the same. As an individual it’s nice to pick up this award."

Reid is also proud of receiving the Players' Player of the Year award and appreciates the support from his team-mates.

"It is quite an accolade to be voted Player of the Year by your colleagues and I'm very proud of it," he added. "When you are voted by your team-mates for doing a good job throughout the season, it's a very humbling thing and I'm very pleased about it."

Reid has expressed his delight at his club's season and how it's turned out. He also salutes manager Sam Allardyce for the role he's played in the progress of the defender.

"This season, everyone has done really well," Reid commented. "When you get players playing well, it's going to help the Club and last year we were fortunate enough to get back to the Premier League and this year we've been fortunate enough to stay there.

“The manager puts faith in me when he picks me to play, tells me to go out there to do my best and do what I can do best for the team. So that is good for me.

“He knows all about being a defender. He talks to all of us and gets across what he thinks will help us, so that is good for all of us.”

 

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