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Kieron Dyer denies allegations of row with Avram Grant

Kieron Dyer
Dyer says he is shocked by claims he clashed with Grant

Kieron Dyer's representatives deny claims the midfielder was involved in a row with West Ham manager Avram Grant.

Dyer was told by Grant he would not be part of the travelling party for Saturday's match at Stoke.

But a spokesman for Dyer, who is struggling with a thigh injury, insists the decision did not lead to an altercation with his manager.

Spokesman Graham Shear said: "Kieron confirmed there has been no dispute of any nature with Avram Grant."

Mr Shear, of BLP Solicitors, added in a statement: "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.

"Kieron confirmed that this is untrue and that there has been no dispute of any nature with Avram Grant about Kieron's selection to play against Stoke today or about any other topic.

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"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 today."

Grant will not be in charge of the Hammers for Saturday's match at the Britannia Stadium as he observes the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur.

The 55-year-old has delegated control of the team to senior coaching staff Zeljko Petrovic, Paul Groves and Kevin Keen.

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