Winston Reid has told how he is looking forward to the season ahead and believes how the club can build on the solid defensive record from last season.

The club are currently in negotiations with Reid over extending his contract, and this interview will no doubt raise confidence amongst fans that he is only looking to stay put.

”We already have a good backbone of defensive qualities in our squad – I that was proved with the 14 clean sheets we achieved last season and to add more in the attacking sense on top of that, can only be a good thing for the whole team.” Reid told the clubs official website.

“It is just as important though we keep up the standards we have set for ourselves in defence and make sure when we do go on the attack, that we don’t let ourselves be open at the back, but hopefully combine both. Arsenal, Manchester City, Southampton and Tottenham were the only other teams that kept more clean sheets than us last season, nobody can say they are just set up defensively.

“The Gaffer and the owners have working hard to secure new additions to our squad, including in attack, and these will add to what we have here already and help us to push on next season to finish higher up in the Barclays Premier League and we look forward to that.

“The manager has been great. He puts faith in me when he picks me to play, tells me to go out there to do my best and do what I can do best for the team. So that is good for me.”



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