Reid ready for All Whites' friendly

The New Zealand captain is looking forward to playing Myanmar
All Whites skipper Winston Reid is aiming to continue his impressive start to the season when his native New Zealand play Myanmar in a friendly.

The centre-back has played all four of the Hammers’ league games so far and has already formed a formidable partnership with summer recruit Angelo Ogbonna.

Speaking ahead of the friendly, Reid said: “We haven't won for quite a while so the most important thing is we go out there and win."

The All Whites' last victory came in a friendly against Saudi Arabia in September 2013, when Chris Killen scored the only goal in Riyadh.

While the distance Reid and fellow European-based players have travelled for the 90 minutes is considerable, the All Whites captain insisted it was a small price to pay for representing his country.

Having missed the last three games for his national side, the centre-back is now fully fit and raring to go: "I missed a couple of games, but have been fit for the main part, which is the four league games we've played," he said.

"I had some annoying injuries last year and hopefully I can put that behind me and just have a fully-fit season.

"We've been training on pitches here that haven't been the best and it's monsoon season as well, which hasn't helped," he said.

"The boys had been really, really good. They've all work hard, so come game time I expect us to put on a good performance."

Ranked 136th in the world, New Zealand sit 26 places above Myanmar, who come into the fixture on the back of a 9-0 defeat to Kuwait in a World Cup qualifier last week.