Winston Reid's trophy cabinet welcomed another new addition recently when the Belfast Hammers selected him as their Player of the Year.

Already the recipient of the Hammer of the Year award, Players' Player of the Year.and Swedish Hammers Player of the Year, the central defender collected yet another prize for his fantastic season from the Belfast Hammers.

The group made the journey over the Irish Sea to be at West Ham United's final game of the season against Reading and were delighted to be able to hand Reid the trophy.


It also turned out to be an excellent match to make the trip for - West Ham ran out 4-2 winners and secured a top-ten finish in the Barclays Premier League.

Belfast Hammers chairman Ronan Muldoon explained why Reid had won the award and said the members had enjoyed their most-recent trip to east London in an exclusive interview with West Ham TV.

He said: "It was a very tightly contested competition between Winston and a few others and at the end of the day the decision came down to a very close divide.

"Winston Reid was the successful nomination and I think he's had a very good season. He's matured greatly this season through his efforts as an individual and a team player.

"About a dozen of us made the trip over and we were fortunate enough to have the winner of the competition for designing the Belfast Hammers' new crest with us.

"We come over as a club two to three times a season, and there are a number of individuals who make more trips than that. In the current climate it's a big commitment and a lot to ask, but West Ham are very accommodating in what we do, through their support of the official Belfast Hammers Club and long may it continue.

"We're looking forward to turning out in our numbers for the pre-season game at Cork now!"

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