Reid wants Hammers cup fillip

The New Zealand international, who starred at the World Cup, has
started life in the Premier League on the wrong end of successive
heavy defeats to Aston Villa and Bolton. Reid, 22, may know very
little about League Two side Oxford, having only moved to West Ham
earlier this month from Danish club FC Midtjylland – but the target
is crystal clear. West Ham need a morale-boosting victory ahead of
next Saturday’s league trip to Manchester United. “We haven’t had
the best start to the season – two games and no points. It’s most
important that we win,” said Reid. “We have to go out to win all
those cups because it’s a chance to win a trophy.” Reid made a
forgettable debut against Villa, when he was forced to play out of
position at right-back as West Ham were fortunate to only lose 3-0.
Avram Grant’s side had Bolton on the ropes for most of the first
half – but failed to take their chances and were sorely punished as
Bolton sealed a 3-1 victory. Grant admitted West Ham must tighten
up at the back and the cup tie could be a chance for Manuel Da
Costa and Tal Ben Haim to stake a first-team claim.