Toon deny Dyer setback

Last updated : 26 February 2002 By
Certain newspapers today ran with the story that Newcastle star Kieron Dyer has suffered a further setback in his rehabilitation.

However, the club were quick to refute this, issuing a statement saying: "Newcastle United can confirm that Kieron Dyer was not pulled out of training on Monday morning, the player was not even at training".

If this is the truth then the Toon Army will breathe a sigh of relief, especially after news today confirming Craig Bellamy will be out for up to three weeks with a knee injury.

Newcastle face Arsenal and Liverpool next in the league, and Arsenal again in the Quarter-Finals of the F.A Cup.