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West Ham's Reid ruled out for rest of season

Reid will miss the rest of the season. Credit: PA

West Ham defender Winston Reid is expected to miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, Press Association Sport understands.

The absence of the 29-year-old New Zealander would be a major blow to the Hammers' bid to stay in the Premier League.

Right-back Sam Byram could also miss the rest of the campaign with an ankle problem.

David Moyes' side are 14th, three points above the relegation zone, with nine games remaining.

Reid played for the first time in almost two months at the Liberty Stadium last Saturday, but was replaced by Byram after 27 minutes.

The Hammers have lost successive games 4-1, to Liverpool and Swansea, and play at home to Burnley on Saturday.


West Ham sign Evra on deal until the end of the season

Evra played under Moyes at Man United before the Scot was sacked. Credit: PA

West Ham have signed former Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra on a short-term contract.

The 36-year-old Frenchman arrives as a free agent, having been without a club since he left Marseille in November after kicking one of the club's fans before a Europa League match.

The incident saw Evra banned from UEFA competition for the rest of the season, but he will be able to play domestically for West Ham.

Hammers boss David Moyes, who managed Evra at Manchester United, needed to bolster a squad decimated by injuries to a host of key players.

Most of those injuries are in midfield and attack, although left wing-back Arthur Masuaku is still suspended for the next four matches for spitting in the recent FA Cup defeat at Wigan.

Evra told the club website: "I'm really happy to be a Hammer, to be back in the Premier League and I love this game.

"It's amazing to be back and I am thankful to West Ham for giving me the opportunity to do my job.

"When I wake up and know I am going to work hard, to have fun with my team-mates and give my best on the pitch, I want to say a massive thanks to West Ham, to the chairman, to the manager to all my team-mates, who have given me a nice welcome, my agent and my brother.

"I'm just happy to be here, it's really simple. You don't realise how lucky you are and just to wake up this morning and know I am going to train with my new team-mates made me smile!"

Evra, who won the Premier League five times with United and the Serie A title twice with Juventus, could make his Hammers debut against Watford on Saturday.

West Ham sign Preston striker Jordan Hugill

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Preston striker Jordan Hugill has completed his deadline-day switch to West Ham.

The 25-year-old former non-league striker has been attracting admirers with his performances since moving to Deepdale from Port Vale in 2014.

Hugill is now a Premier League player having penned a four-and-a-half-year deal at West Ham, who have paid an undisclosed fee that Preston confirm is a record sale.

"I'm absolutely delighted!" Hugill, who has been given the number 12 shirt, said.

"It's been a long day, but to get this over the line is amazing for me and it's now a new challenge for me and hopefully I can bring what I did at Preston here and show what I can do. We got on the train at lunchtime and I couldn't tell you what happened, it's all been a blur!

"It's amazing to know I'm a Premier League footballer, to know where I've come from in the last five years to where I am now in the Premier League is amazing.

"I'm still pinching myself to see if it's all real, but hopefully I can bring my qualities from Preston here to West Ham. Without a doubt it's a huge opportunity and I'm looking forward to it."

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