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2013-04-30T06:00:00 Updated 2015-02-19T00:47:47

Reid pens new contract

West Ham United are delighted to announce that Winston Reid has signed a new contract with the Club until summer 2015.

The outstanding centre-back has been a model of consistency for the previous two seasons, starring as a virtual ever-present as the Hammers won promotion and then re-established themselves in the Barclays Premier League.

The New Zealand international has added leadership to his formidable play, captaining both club and country with responsibility and maturity. Reid told West Ham TV he was delighted to have pledged his future to the Club.

WATCH WINSTON'S INTERVIEW WITH WEST HAM TV HERE

"I've really enjoyed being here," confirmed the No2. "It's a good club and we've done really well over the last couple of years. Now, I'm looking forward to the next two years.

"I think I have played some good football over the last two years but that goes for the whole team as well. Hopefully we can continue that.

"Of course we now plan to build on the last two seasons."

Reid arrived at the Boleyn Ground from Danish Superliga club FC Midtjylland in summer 2010, having scored and defended superbly for the All Whites at that year's FIFA World Cup finals in South Africa.

Still only 24, the Auckland-born player endured a difficult opening season in east London as West Ham suffered relegation from the Premier League.

Last season, however, Reid roared back to form as West Ham won promotion from the Championship at the first attempt, scoring an unforgettable winner against Millwall in February 2012.

This term, Reid has missed just two league games through injury, forging formidable partnerships with both James Collins and James Tomkins.

He is expected to be among the front-runners for the Hammer of the Year award when it is announced at the 2013 Awards Dinner in aid of the Academy on Wednesday 8 May.

Now his future has been secured, Reid is looking forward to the prospect of the Club's impending move to the 54,000-capacity Olympic Stadium.

The Independent Supporter Consultation into the move to Stratford ends on Tuesday 30 April at midnight and the defender has urged fans to make sure their voice is heard before the deadline.

"It is an exciting time for the Club. The fans have a chance to give their opinions and ideas this week with the consultation which is really important. They are the ones who back us week after week and I am sure, even though it is three years down the road, they are already looking forward to seeing what can be done when we move there."

The West Ham United Supporter Consultation regarding the move to the Olympic Stadium closes at midnight on Tuesday 30 April. To take part or for further information, click here.

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