Friday 20 April 2018

Steven Reid ready to reinvigorate his stop-start season

Cormac Byrne

Cormac Byrne

FORMER Republic of Ireland international Steven Reid believes his injuries woes are behind him and he is ready to help West Brom rekindle their early season form.

Reid, sidelined for two months after playing with a broken leg for over an hour, returned to action for the Baggies in Sunday’s 1-0 defeat to Spurs and believes he is ready to reinvigorate his season.

“It’s been a frustrating season with a hamstring injury first and then the broken leg incident,” said 31 year old told his club website.

“I had more praise than stick for playing with a broken leg for 70-odd minutes at Arsenal - that number goes up every week!

“It was sore but after the dubious penalty incident I thought there was no way I was coming off.

“It’s in the past now and hopefully I can do my best until the end of the season.”

Steve Clarke’s men have only gleaned one point from their last four games but Reid is confident that the Baggies can regroup.

“It’s hard to put your finger on it and for a lot of clubs January is a difficult period,” he added.

“We haven’t got the biggest squad in the world and a lot of lads have played a lot of games.

“Maybe that’s a factor but we can’t make excuses and we’re trying to do what we did earlier on in the season.

“It’s now about kicking-on for the last stretch of the season, and hopefully putting a run together, because we don’t want the season to just fizzle out now into mid-table or lower.”

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