Fit-again Dyer raring to go
By Football News
QPR midfielder Kieron Dyer is hopeful of making the most of his chance under manager Mark Hughes.
Dyer - who joined the club in the 2010-11 off-season - suffered an ankle injury seven minutes into last season and was ruled out for the entire campaign.
But the 33-year-old is fully fit and confident after receiving support from Hughes when he arrived at the club in January, wants to repay the faith.
"When Mark arrived here he said straight away that he wanted to give me another chance and that's what has happened," Dyer told the club's official website.
"That was a huge vote of confidence for me. I played 60 minutes in midweek and another 90 on Sunday, so I'm getting the minutes under my belt.
"I haven't missed a training session this season and been available for every game, so things are going great for me. We just need to start getting a few points on the board and everything will be falling into place."
Dyer was introduced after just three minutes in QPR's 2-1 defeat at Tottenham on Sunday, playing at right back in place of the injured Jose Bosingwa. The former England international was disappointed to miss out on the three points, but was happy with his fitness and performance.
"I started my career at Ipswich at right back and made my England debut in the same position," he said.
"I haven't played there for a while though. I was sitting on the bench, enjoying a cup of tea, and the next thing I know I'm getting thrown in at right-back against Gareth Bale - so that was a good test for my hamstrings.
"I'm gutted we didn't get the three points but, from a personal view, it's going well. I feel 100 per cent. The hamstrings held up well, and playing against one of the best wingers in the world was a good test."