He was one of the shining lights in West Ham's opening day victory over Wolves, and now the forgotten man of English football, Kieron Dyer is hoping for a injury-free spell at Upton Park.
The 30-year-old playmaker has had the most rotten luck with injuries throughout his career. It's almost two years since an horrific tackle by Bristol Rovers
full back shattered his leg in two places, and only now is the former Newcastle
man nearing a full recovery.
He managed over 70 minutes for Gianfranco Zola's men on Saturday and he will be effectively a new signing for The Hammers if he continues injury free this term.
He has made only 10 league appearances for the East Londoners since arriving for a fee of £6million in 2007. But now he hopes that this will be improved upon in the coming months. The ex-Ipswich star says he is feeling good at the moment - fitness wise - and can't wait for the season ahead."It is the best I have felt for a while but I haven't played 90 minutes
yet so that the manager and Steve Clarke are going to ease me in," he
"To think it was a new start for me at West Ham and to have my leg
broken was hard to take.
Touch wood, I am due a bit of luck now. I have
got a big season to look forward to.
However, the man with 33 English caps to his name rubbished suggestions that he is already eyeing an England
return."I haven't even played 90 minutes in two years so to talk about England is ludicrous,"