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Hammers defender wants regular role

6th February 2019, 10:45 by Gareth Freeman

Ryan Fredericks is hoping for a run of games in the West Ham side after impressing in the 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Monday.

Fredericks has struggled with injury issues this season and, when fit, has often found himself behind Pablo Zabaleta in the pecking order.

The 26-year-old was handed a starting spot on Monday against the league leaders and Fredericks now hopes for a sustained run in the Hammers side.

"The first ten minutes went past very quickly! It was tough, but I grew into the game and found my rhythm again," he told the club's official website.

"It’s going to take a good few games to get back to what I like to call my best, but I’m just happy to be back out there and playing for this great club and hopefully I can carry on doing that.

"I was determined, I was focused like all the other lads were. We’d been watching clips of them all week and we knew what they would do, did our best to try and nullify them and I think it worked.

"It’s crazy we’ve only got 15 games left as I feel like my season only started on Monday night.

"Hopefully I can play as many games as possible between now and the end of the season and show I’m more than able to play for this club."

Fredericks joined West Ham on a free transfer from Fulham over the summer and the draw with Liverpool was just his fifth Premier League appearance of the season.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Gareth Freeman is an experienced journalist who can offer in-depth knowledge on a host of sports, especially football, tennis, snooker and basketball.

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