West Ham United midfielder Kieron Dyer is determined to win over the critics who have suggested he has been a waste of money.
Dyer has made just 20 appearances for the Hammers since arriving in a £6million deal from Newcastle United in July 2007.
A badly broken leg in only his third appearance for the Upton Park club was the first of many injury problems for the England international.
But after returning to action as a half-time substitute during Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Bolton, Dyer is determined to silence his critics.
"All I keep saying is that people forget that my leg was broken just as badly as (Arsenal's) Aaron Ramsey's. I've had four operations just to fix it, I give 110 per cent in rehab every time," he told the club's official website.
"The fittest I've been since I became a West Ham player was at Wolverhampton on the first day of the season and I showed in that 70 minutes that I was on the pitch what I can do.
"I'm confident that, when I get match-fit, I'm going to be an asset to this club.
"I've got another game for the reserves and hopefully I can play my first full 90 minutes for a number of years.
"Hopefully that will put me in good stead for getting to full fitness."