Ryan Fredericks has backed teammate Jack Wilshere to get back to his best at West Ham United.
The right-back has been impressed with the midfielder since his return to full fitness over pre-season, and Wilshere has been rewarded, starting the first two games in the Premier League under Manuel Pellegrini.
After missing out on the win over Watford, Wilshere was reintroduced against Newport County on Tuesday and scored the first goal in a 2-0 victory.
“Jack’s a class player, we all know it,” he said.
“He’s not had the best luck with injuries since he’s been here, but we’ve said every day in training how good he is.”
Wilshere has gone through his entire career battling with reoccurring injuries that prevent him from playing consistent football. The same happened at Arsenal, but the midfielder appears to have started this season with a new sense of determination that is spurring him on to play more. The Daily Mail reported that the 27-year-old has been flying in a private physiotherapist from Ireland in an attempt to keep fully fit this season. That has worked so far, with Wilshere starting three of the Hammers’ four games, and excelling in the process. Wilshere has completed his games in the Premier League with a pass completion rate of 88.2%, as well as being fouled 1.5 times on average by opposition sides, according to WhoScored – which could prove that they are trying to stop Wilshere into having an effect on the game due to his well-known ability. Everyone knows that Wilshere is a quality player on his day, and his West Ham teammates obviously believe that a consistent run this season will see him return to his best this season, and why shouldn’t they?