Reid - 'It's going to be amazing'

Winston Reid cannot wait to make the move to the new Stadium in the summer of 2016

Having recently penned a new long-term deal, West Ham United defender Winston Reid looks set to be a major part of the Club’s move to their impressive new Stadium in Stratford.

West Ham are now just a year-and-a-half away from making the switch from the Boleyn Ground and Reid paid a visit to the former Olympic Stadium last week as part of the announcement of Lycamobile’s extended partnership with the Club.

The 26-year-old centre back is impressed with the progress made at the stadium and cannot wait to run out there for the first time in claret and blue.

“A lot’s changed since I was last here 18 months ago,” he explained. “There’s no grass on the pitch, but when you look around they’re towards finishing the stadium so it’s exciting.

“You can see there have been improvements made, and I’m looking forward to eventually coming in here and playing a game.

“The roof looks impressive, as does everything they’ve done so far and the people are working all around the day to make it an amazing place.

“I can envisage myself playing here in 18 months’ time. We’ll be eager to get on with it and playing in front of 54,000 West Ham fans will be amazing.

“Even now it’s really good, but this will take the Club to a new level and take the team to a new level as well hopefully.

“Getting a better and bigger stadium will improve us. It’s definitely exciting times ahead.”