Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Ruddy not an improvement on West Ham United's current goalkeepers

Ruddy not an improvement on West Ham United's current goalkeepers

Speaking ahead of the game, West Ham manager Slaven Bilic spoke highly about Rice, who - at the age of just 17 - captained the West Ham U23s to win the Premier League 2 trophy recently.

The 30-year-old, who has spent the past two years in East London, admitted earlier this week that he wants assurances that he will be a regular next season.

"He played with pain (in) the last few games, then we made a decision to do the operation after the Liverpool game".

With one game left to go in the Premier League this season, the Hammers have not been as consistent and assertive as they would have hoped like last year's campaign, now finding themselves sitting in 12 place. They visit 15th-placed Burnley knowing a win could see them finish in the top half of the standings for the second consecutive season.

Meanwhile, Winston Reid has undergone surgery on his knee in a bid to be ready for the new season.

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His recent form has also caught the eye at global level, with the Nigerian team calling him up for their upcoming friendlies against Corsica and Togo.

On a positive note, Bilic has revealed he may give Declan Rice the nod for his first-ever Premier League start because of the injuries throughout the squad.

The New Zealand global has undergone season-ending surgery on a chronic knee injury which he has played with for the past few weeks. He is extremely good, he is mature and it's all based on the training and he plays very well for the Under-23s.

"He played a couple of pre-season games in the United States last summer".

"The operation was very successful and as I said he will back in 10 week time". He has a bright future in him and it's all down to him.

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