Shay Given The 'New Kieron Dyer'?

Last updated : 09 August 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor
Shay Given: "I was known as 'Lazarus' before, but now they call me 'Sicknote'.

"I hope the injury situation is all over with now.

"I felt like I had to work through the summer this year. I just wanted to get myself firing for the start of the season.

"It's been really frustrating over the last couple of years. It stemmed from the challenge at West Ham and it's been stop-start for me since, especially considering that before that, I barely missed a game.

"It's been difficult to get my head round, but you have to do that. I've just turned 32, which in goalkeeping terms is still quite young, so I'm hoping that my best years are ahead of me."