Dyer denies rift with boss

ACCUSATIONS of a bust-up between West Ham midfielder Kieron Dyer and the team’s manager Avram Grant, were quickly dismissed by the player ahead of Saturday’s draw against Stoke.

On Friday the morning newspapers claimed the pair had a heated exchange after Grant told Dyer he would be on the bench at the Britannia.

The 31-year-old, who is currently struggling with a thigh injury, did not make the journey to Staffordshire, but was adamant his Grant’s decision to leave him out of the squad did not spark a row.

“Kieron Dyer read with concern and bemusement reports on Saturday morning in several newspapers that he supposedly had a “row” or “bust-up” with West Ham manager Avram Grant,” said Graham Shear of BLP Solicitors.

“Kieron confirmed that this is untrue and that there has been no dispute of any nature with Avram Grant.

Shear added: “Kieron is uncertain why he was not selected for the squad and, whilst he does have a thigh injury, if he had been selected, he would have willingly joined the squad on the trip to Stoke.”

Grant was also absent from the travelling party as he observed the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur.

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