Football: Kiwi Winston Reid joins Championship club Brentford on loan from West Ham

All Whites defender Winston Reid will see out the season with English Championship side Brentford.

The defender has joined the promotion-chasing London club on loan from West Ham, after ending a spell with Major League Soccer club Kansas City late last year.

Reid was briefly linked with Premier League giants Liverpool, after the 'Hammers' offered the 32-year-old up to the injury hit club.

The Anfield club instead signed promising Preston defender Ben Davies for NZ$3.8 million. 

"We are very pleased that he wanted to come and help the team for the rest of the season," Brentford manager Tomas Frank says.

"With his quality, personality and experience, we know he will do a great job for us over the next few months.

"We were a little short at centre-back and Winston will be able to challenge for those places." 

The 25-capped All White has been with West Ham since his 2010 move from Danish club Midtylland, after the Football World Cup.

Reid has payed 194 games for the Hammers, scoring nine times, including the final goal at Upton Park in 2016, when West Ham beat Manchester United 3-2.

A star of the All Whites 2010 campaign in South Africa, Reid was also capped at U21 level by Denmark. The move has been met with approval from Brentford fans.

The London club just missed promotion to the EPL last season, losing to Fulham at Wembley, but are on track for at least a playoff spot this season. 

'The Bees' sit third on 48 points, behind leaders Norwich City (54) and Swansea (50), with a game in hand at the midway point of the campaign.