Dyer Latest

Last updated : 03 May 2006 By Footy Mad - Editor

Newcastle are continuing their efforts to get to the bottom of midfielder Kieron Dyer's persistent hamstring problems after seeing him sidelined once again.

Dyer broke down in training yet again last month, but Glenn Roeder is confident the medics are getting close to identifying exactly what is causing the problem.

Roeder: "At the moment, Kieron has been taken completely out of training and rested while we decide what our next move is going to be, where we take him to try to get to the bottom of this.

"There must be an answer, there has to be an answer. We obviously haven't solved it yet - we have got close to solving it because we have had games out of him - but we have not completely solved it, otherwise he would still be playing.

"We mustn't be completely disheartened, the medical team must stay upbeat and know we have got him to a level where he can play games.

"But there is obviously something else that we need to find out and do to make sure he plays game after game after game and can have a long run in the team.

"We have seen recently how important he is and I must say, I personally have really, really enjoyed working with him."