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Reid says West Ham must build on defensive success

West Ham United defender Winston Reid hopes to improve their defensive record next season.

The Hammers' defensive solidity was the backbone of their 13th place finish last term as they kept 14 clean sheets, and Reid would love to better that tally in the year ahead.

Reid told "We already have a good backbone of defensive qualities in our squad - I think 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.

"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."

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